CategoriesMental Capacity Act
AimsThis course has been developed in line with the new Mental Capacity Act 2016 which radically changed the way mental healthcare is dealt with. It aims to raise the awareness of the new rights and responsibilities created by the legislation
Who is this course for?The Mental Capacity Act is intended to assist and support people who may lack capacity and to discourage anyone who is involved in caring for someone who lacks capacity from being overly restrictive or controlling. The Act also aims to balance an individual’s right to be protected from harm if they lack capacity to make decisions to protect themselves. This course aims to help front line service and care providers through to care workers look at how the Act will affect them and to help them to develop best practice to include in the new legislation. This one day course is ideal for organisations such as, Voluntary services, Housing and Benefit staff, Support staff within the health/social care services, Schools and businesses, Citizen Advice and Advocacy staff. This course is aimed at care sector and other front line healthcare workers, particularly those working with vulnerable adults, such as dementia patients.
- What is the background to the Mental Capacity Act (NI) 2016?
- What are the main reasons for its introduction and the issues it seeks to address
- What is the difference between it and previous Mental health legislation?
- Who and which organisations will be affected by the new legislation?
- What are the bacis principles of the Act and what do they seek to achieve?
- Decision making and Capacity – Who Decides?
- Practical Implications and current guidelines – Making ‘best interests’ decisions for others. Legal Issues and
- Remedies – Keeping Yourself Right.
- Relevant issues to the group