Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS)

MCA & DOLs form the care guidelines for all professionals involved in the health and social care sector. Delegates will come away from this course with a working knowledge of the MCA and its relationship with DOLS, thus understanding how to ensure that their everyday activities comply with both acts.

Course Outline

  • Understanding the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards,
  • What is Mental Capacity,
  • When should we Assess Mental Capacity,
  • Mental Capacity Assessments,
  • Carer Liability,
  • Record-Keeping,
  • Advance Decision,
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty,
  • How Deprivation of Liberties Assessments Are Carried Out

Assessment & Certification

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Mental Capacity Act and DOLS awareness take around 2 hours, and delegates may be expected to engage in several group activities. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help guide participants through these sessions, and a certificate will be awarded upon completion.

MCA & DOLS Learning Outcomes

On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the course content. We will ensure delegates understand the importance of maintaining infection control standards throughout their tasks and maintain their privacy, dignity, and respect for the service user.


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Important Information
  • 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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