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MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Part 1 / A - Awareness (Virtual Online)

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Christina West
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Target Audience
All Staff / Apprentices / PCC Staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults / Volunteers
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All Schools / Group 2 Statutory & Mandatory Training / Training for CCG Staff / SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Comensura / Training for PCC Managers / Gosport Borough Council / SDAS Staff / Shared Lives / Solent NHS / Student Social Workers
Course description

MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Part 1 / A - Awareness delivered by St Thomas Training

Delegates must attend both sessions to complete the course - please add both dates into your calendar. 

Course Outline
The training  is split  into two sessions over consecutive days will give participants an overall understanding of how the Mental Capacity Act applies to their day-to-day work settings

Who should attend?
Social workers, care managers, independent support assistants and occupational therapists and care staff working in provider services (residential and day care) within Adult Social Care. This is specifically aimed at people who need to gain a thorough grounding in what the Act is all about. The next level MCA Part 2 "Putting into Practice "goes into more depth.

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.

Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

Training objectives

What can I expect?

An interactive session aimed at encouraging participants to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues through the use of a range of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. 

Learning outcomes

What will I learn?
By the end of this session participants should:
• Be able to explain why and how the Act was introduced
• Have memorised the 5 principles of the Act’s Code of Practice
• Be able to define what the Act means by “capacity”
• Know how to assess whether someone does or does not have capacity
• Know that the Act has introduced a new criminal offence of “ill-treatment or wilful neglect”
• Know how the Act protects health and social care workers from being prosecuted, and service users from being abused
• Be able to describe the purpose of an Advance Decision
• Be able to explain the purpose of a Lasting Power of Attorney
• Be able to list the functions and powers of the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian
• Know the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
• Have a very basic grasp of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 links to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards & new Liberty Protection Safeguards
• Recognise the importance of record keeping to support all decisions
• Have explored some case law examples that have been heard in the Court of Protection
• Have discussed their own issues in relation to how the Mental Capacity Act applies in their work settings
• Be able to apply all of their knowledge to everyday situations that they may face at work

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Managers will receive notification of delegates  none attendance, late cancellations or part attendance.

Start Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
End Date
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 24 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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