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MCA & DoLS Awareness course

Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Awareness course





This awareness course has been designed  to provide learners with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the implications they have for the service user and service provider.   The aims of this course are to provide an understanding of the  current legislation.   The course will teach delegates what is meant by mental capacity and  the five core principles of  the Act. Delegates be able to define deprivation of liberty and understand the assessment and authorisation process.




2 to 2.5   hours (depending on group size)..

Course content


  • The Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
  • The Purpose of the MCA
  • Meaning of mental capacity
  • When to Assess mental capacity?
  • Assessment of Capacity
  • The 5 Underpinning Principles of Assessment
  • Best Interest Decisions
  • Carer Liability
  • Recording Your Practice
  • The MCA Code of Practice
  • Advance Decisions
  • Decision making process documentation
  • What is a Deprivation of Liberty?
  • MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards  (DoLS)
  • DoLS - Bournewood Case
  • Purpose of DoLS
  • Who Does it Apply To?
  • Lawful Deprivation of Liberty
  • Deprivation of Liberty Assessment process
  • The 2014 Supreme Court Acid Test judgement​
  • The Managing Authority
  • The Supervisory Body
  • Standard Authorisation
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates
  • Urgent Authorisation
  • DoLS Code of Practice Aims
  • Suspicion of Deprivation of Liberty





Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.




Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
MCA and DoLS Awareness training course

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