Mental Capacity Act Inc. DOLS

This course is suitable for all staff working in the care sector. The programme complies with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 framework including the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards.

To provide candidates with the required knowledge and ability so they comply within the legislation to ensure where a person lacks mental capacity they are safeguarded.


By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Define the term mental capacity
  • State who is affected by the Act
  • Discuss the five core principles of the Act
  • Discuss how mental capacity is assessed
  • Discuss the role of the Court of Protection
  • Explain how the Act affects them as care workers
  • Define the term Deprivation of Liberty
  • Discuss the assessment and authorisation process under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


Course content

  • Mental Capacity Act framework
  • Who is affected by Act
  • Assessing capacity
  • Five key principles of the Act
  • Best Interests and Supported Decision Making
  • Court of Protection
  • Deprivation of Liberty framework
  • Assessment and authorisation process for Deprivation of Liberty
  • Role of care worker in accordance with these acts



  • Oral answering of questions
  • Participating in group activities


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