Mental Capacity Training

Our training courses have been specially created by our registered Social Workers, using their knowledge of education and social work practices. This ensures our training is based on real case scenarios and practical experience as well as our understanding of legislation and policy. 

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Foundation Level

The foundation level is aimed at those individuals with little or no knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), for instance, those just starting their careers in the care sector. 

Aim of the course:

by the end of the course, you should have a grounding knowledge of the following:

•What is mental capacity? An overview 
•An introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) 
•An introduction to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) 
•An introduction to the 2 stage test

Successful completion of the course should give you the knowledge and understanding to progress to the intermediary course.

Deprivation of Liberties

Our Dols Training is aimed at those that work in the care sector or have a general interest in deprivation of liberties. 

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards or DoLS are part of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and aim to support individuals who have lost capacity in decision making so that their liberties and freedoms are not unnecessarily restricted.

DoLS sets out a process which is used in care homes and hospitals to ensure that the deprivation of liberty is lawful and is the least restrictive.  It may be that to deprive that individual of their human right art.5 is in their best interests, however it still has to completed in line with law.