Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

Venue
Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
venue
Event Tutors
HR Workforce Development
tutors
Admin Contact
HR Workforce Development (HRWorkforceDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk)
Target Audience
CAH Staff / CECR Staff / External Care Providers / Social Care Staff
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care
Event description
This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is shared with your employer Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate. The standard charge for this course is £35. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
Learning outcomes
Apply the principles of the Act. Assess mental capacity. Make best interest decisions.
Start Date
Wednesday 15 May 2019
End Date
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Times
13:30 - 16:30
Maximum Places
20 
Cost
£40.00 
Number of Sessions
1
Certificate expiry
No
Pass/Fail event
No