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Conducting Mental Capacity Assessments


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Course details:

The session aims to equip attendees with applying the legal framework of the Mental Capacity Act to the practice of assessing an individual’s capacity. The sessions are aimed at any professionals working with adults in social and health care.

DateTimeVenueTrainerTarget group
1st July 2021 9:30am - 12:30am Teams Jess Antrobus Targeted Services – Disability Team, Older People & HSW, Vulnerable People Team

Target Group - The sessions are aimed at any professionals working with adults in social and health care.
6th July 2021 9:30am - 12:30am Teams Jess Antrobus Targeted Services – Disability Team, Older People & HSW, Vulnerable People Team

Target Group - The sessions are aimed at any professionals working with adults in social and health care.
12th July 2021 1pm - 4pm Teams Jess Antrobus Targeted Services – Disability Team, Older People & HSW, Vulnerable People Team

Target Group - The sessions are aimed at any professionals working with adults in social and health care.


Course aims and objectives:

  • Brief overview of the legal framework and relevant case law.
  • Practical skills of preparing and undertaking Mental Capacity    Assessments.
  • Understanding and applying the functional and diagnostic assessment.
  • Skills of triangulating information in order to analyse and make conclusions about capacity.
  • Applying the causative nexus.
  • Facilitate a discussion on the complexities of Mental Capacity.
  • Sign posting to useful resources.

For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.

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