Mental Capacity Assessment Training
This course will enable practitioners to be confident and competent in the application of mental capacity assessments. It will help determine capacity in relation to specific decision making. This will include exploring defensible decision making and complex cases via a practice forum for practitioners. We will also identify and assess risk on vulnerable adults, who do not have mental capacity to understand their actions and associated risks. This will be an interactive style session.
- To recognise and identify when and why a mental capacity assessment is required in relation to the decision that needs to be made.
- To assess mental capacity in accordance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act:
a) Assume capacity unless proven otherwise b) Can the Client understand the information provided c) Can the Client retain the information provided d) Can the Client use or weigh up the information provided e) Can the Client communication their decision
- To recognise whether the decision to be made is related to a health or social care need and understand which professional body should undertake the mental capacity assessment.
- To demonstrate the ability to complete the relevant assessment documentation in relation to the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
- To understand the importance of effective communication factors in relation to the assessment process.
- To understand how to assess fluctuating capacity.
- To understand the importance of recording the outcome of the assessment and the implementation of a plan.
This course is aimed at the following professionals:
- Adult Social Workers
- Senior Social Workers
- Best Interests Assessors
- Mental Health Professionals
- Social Work Managers
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