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Mental Capacity Act

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Course Name:Mental Capacity Act
Course Code:Mental_Capacity_Act
Course duration:120 minutes
Course introduction:Upon successful completion of this Mental Capacity Act course, you will know about the Mental Capacity Act, its principles and its implications for vulnerable adults.
Course objectives:This course will enable you to:

  • Learn about the people the Act concerns
  • Know what is Mental Capacity
  • Learn about the Code of Practice
  • Know the five core principles of the Act
  • Know when and how to assess capacity
  • Know how to making decisions in a person’s best interests
  • Learn about the importance of keeping good records
  • Learn what can be done within the law
  • Learn about restraint
  • Learn about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Learn about the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Learn about resolving disputes
  • Learn about the Court of Protection
  • Learn about advance decisions
  • Learn about Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  • Learn about the importance of research
  • Learn about children and young people who lack capacity

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