Mental Capacity Act

  • Assessing Capacity & Best Interests (Half or Full Day)

A more advanced course for staff with prior knowledge of the Act. This course provides an in depth look at the relevant case law, process and skills for assessing capacity and best interests.

Please Note: Requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Consent & the Mental Capacity Act for CCGs

A course specially designed for CCG staff such as GPs, surgeons, nurses and dentists to understand the role of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the consent taking process. It will look at daily practical examples relevant to CCG staff and consider the way in which they can protect themselves and their patients whilst taking consent.

  • Court of Protection Skills

An essential confidence building course for health and social care staff. The course provides practical guidance on effective report writing and giving evidence in the Court of Protection for those unfamiliar with the Court of Protection process. This course will be delivered by a laywer.

Please Note: requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Hospices and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

This course considers the role of the Mental Capacity Act in a hospice setting. It looks at the key considerations for hospices including consenting patients, end of life planning such as advance decisions and the difficult area of Deprivation of Liberty.

  • Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law (Half or Full Day)

A basic awareness course considering the key parts of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Learning Disability and Mental Capacity Case Law (Half or Full Day)

A large volume of case law has emerged in relation to those that have a learning disability. This course provides an invaluable overview of the most important case law including topics such as medical treatment, restraint, deprivation of liberty, tenancy agreements and sexual relationships.

Please Note: Requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Mental Capacity Awareness (Half or Full Day)

An introduction to the Act with consideration of its practical application for health and social care staff.

  • Mental Capacity Act Legal Update

There is a substantial and growing body of case law on the Act and this course provides a means for key staff, who are not BIA assessors, to keep informed.

Please Note: Requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Mental Capacity Act & Private and Family life.

This course covers the difficult and sensitive areas of contraception, sexual relations, marriage and contact with others. Detailed overview of the relevant case law in relation to capacity and (where relevant) best interests decision making in these areas.

Please Note: Requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Mental Capacity Act & Mental Health Act Interface

Designed for mental health staff of all disciplines, this course examines the complex relationship between these two Acts.

Please Note: requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Mental Health Act 1983.

  • Mental Capacity and Tenancy Agreements (Half or Full Day) 

This course provides staff with a detailed overview of the law relating to the signing of tenancy agreements for those lacking mental capacity. It also includes practical guidance in relation to Attorneys, Deputies and bulk applications to the Court of Protection.

Please Note: requires prior basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Mental Capacity Act and Shared Lives

A one day course to provide Shared Lives' staff with information and guidance on the Mental Capacity Act, including deprivation of liberty in community settings and to consider recent case law in relation to consent to treatment and the Act.

  • Police and the Mental Capacity Act

This course provides police forces with a practical session delivered to ensure it is accessible and useful to busy police officers. It highlights the court's expectations of police officers and considers effective record keeping in relation to the Act.

  • Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act (Half or Full Day

This course looks at the areas of the Act that support safeguarding adults and considers recent applicable case law relevant to those that lack mental capacity. It also covers the Inherent Jurisdiction. 

  • The Role of the 3A Representative

This course looks in detail at the responsibilities of this role and equips delegates with the practical skills to be an effective 3A Representative. The course includes a practical exercise on writing statements for the Court of Protection

  • Young People and the Mental Capacity Act

The impact of the Act on those working with children and young people is multi-faceted and this course provides essential guidance in this area.