Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
The course begins by outlining the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), explaining the term ‘capacity’ and identifying who is affected by the legislation. The learner is then informed about the five statutory principles of the MCA before learning about good practice in supporting an individual to make decisions. In the next stage, the learner is supported to understand the two-stage test for assessing capacity and informed about who should be involved in the capacity assessment. The course then explains the role of the Mental Capacity Advocate, the Court of Protection and the Lasting Power of Attorney. In the final section, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) are outlined and examined, so that the learner understands the meaning of the term ‘deprivation of liberty’; the difference between restriction, restraint and deprivation of liberty; the purpose of the DOLS and how to make an application if an individual is being deprived of their liberty.
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On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:
State what the Mental Capacity Act is and who is affected by it.
Recall the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
Know how to support individuals to make decisions.
Recall the 2 stage test for assessing capacity.
State the role of the Mental Capacity Advocate, the Court of Protection and Lasting Power of Attorney.
Explain the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Course Syllabus Includes
The MCA and Code of Practice
‘Poor’ decisions and mental capacity
Types of decisions
Who is affected
Five principles of the MCA
Supporting the individual to make decisions
Assessing capacity – Stages 1,2 & 3
When to assess capacity
Who should be involved
Formal assessment of capacity
Making complex decisions
The court of protection
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA)
Defining ‘Deprivation of Liberty’
Restriction and restraint
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
HL vs United Kingdom
No refusals criteria
Making a DOLS application
Court of Protection
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