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Mental Capacity Act Awareness for direct care staff - Half Day


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On 24th April 2019 the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill returned to the House of Lords for consideration of Commons amendments.

Members discussed the insertion of two new clauses on defining the Deprivation of Liberty and provision of a Code of Practice. As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits the final stage of Royal Assent when it will become an Act of Parliament (law).

A date for Royal Assent has yet to be scheduled but there are plans for the Code of Practice to be published in October 2019 with a view to a spring date 2020 for the Bill to be enacted.

Consequently the sessions that have been organised for this calendar year will be cancelled (June 2019 to November 2019) but we will still be accepting applications for the January, February and March 2020 sessions.


Course details:

Date     TimeVenueTrainerTarget group
28 January 2020

1:15pm arrival for tea/coffee   and registration 
1.30pm - 4.30pm  
Room 025, Coed Pella, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7AZ Cheryl Parkinson  Targeted Services: Direct Care Staff
    
Target Group: Business & Transformation, Community Wellbeing, Disability Team, Family Support & Intervention, Looked After Children, Commissioned Services, Older People & Hospital Social Work, Quality   Standards, Vulnerable People Team, Youth Justice Service, Foster Carers
25 February 2020

9:15am arrival for tea/coffee   and registration 
9.30am - 12.30pm  
Room 025, Coed Pella, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7AZ Cheryl Parkinson  Targeted Services: Direct Care Staff
    
Target Group: Business & Transformation, Community Wellbeing, Disability Team, Family Support & Intervention, Looked After Children, Commissioned Services, Older People & Hospital Social Work, Quality Standards, Vulnerable People Team, Youth Justice Service, Foster Carers
23 March 2020

1:15pm arrival for tea/coffee   and registration 
1.30pm - 4.30pm  
Room 025, Coed Pella, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7AZ Cheryl Parkinson  Targeted Services: Direct Care Staff
    
Target Group: Business & Transformation, Community Wellbeing, Disability Team, Family Support & Intervention, Looked After Children, Commissioned Services, Older People & Hospital Social Work, Quality Standards, Vulnerable People Team, Youth Justice Service, Foster Carers

 

Course aims and objectives:

Why is the MCA important and who does it affect?

The five core principles:

  1. How to assess capacity
  2. Who can make decisions about me?
  3. How to make a decision in a person’s best interests
  4. Criminal offences
  5. What else do I need to know

Learning outcomes:

  • Attendees to be aware of their legal responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for their practice
  • Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and have the knowledge to apply them in their everyday practice
  • Be able to use a framework for supporting and involving people when making decisions
  • Recognise how the provisions in the Act and the Code of Practice help to keep people safe
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act supports human rights
  • Reflect and explore on how human rights principles inform good practice when supporting people to make decisions
  • Reflect on what else you need to do to improve your knowledge and understanding of how to provide care and support to people

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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