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Mental Capacity Act including DOLS Course

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Mental Capacity Act including DOLS Course

The Mental Capacity Act including DOLS course aims to teach delegates to understand and be able to apply the legislative requirements into the workplace. It ensures that delegates fully understand and can apply the 5 principles of the Act into their day-to-day working practices in supporting residents.  As well as this, it explores implications of the deprivation of liberty standards (soon to be LPS) and the legal requirements of the Act.

The Mental Capacity Act including DOLS course is aimed at all care and support staff, including team leaders and key workers who are involved in providing support to clients.


  • Understanding the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards
  • What is capacity?
  • Principles of assessment
  • Carer liability
  • Documenting your practice
  • Advance decision
  • What is deprivation of liberty?
  • Deprivation of liberty assessment
  • Roles and responsibilities of the care worker
  • Advocacy
  • Managing and supervising authorities

The course is delivered in 2 hours, and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn and interact during group activities. The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed. Staff should not be expected to be on duty. Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.

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