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Introduction – MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Reference 030321
Venue Via ZOOM
Date March 3, 2021
Time (start) 10.00am
Time (end) 3.30pm
Cost £125+vat
Price includes Course materials
Course Description

This is an intensive introduction to all those who need a basic understanding of the MCA and DOLS. Identifying the ‘decision maker’ as the person responsible for the outcome of that particular decision is the key to lawful decision making on behalf of those who lack capacity. Realising that depriving a person of their liberty removes the legal protection given to decision makers unless the deprivation is ‘prescribed by law’ catches many people out. Not knowing what you don’t know promotes risky practice.

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Content (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • MCA Statutory principles
  • Best interest check list
  • Assessing capacity
  • Legal protection and how to keep it
  • Misunderstanding about next of kin
  • Role of the decision maker
  • What is deprivation of liberty?
  • Reducing the risk of deprivation of liberty
  • Interface with the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Duties of care homes and hospitals
  • Instructing IMCAs
  • Duties of local authorities and PCTs
  • The assessment process
  • Standard and urgent authorisations
  • Choice of assessors
  • Responsibilities of the managing authority and supervisory bodies
  • The relevant person’s representative
  • Review of authorisations
  • Reporting concerns
  • Role of the Court of Protection
  • Monitoring the safeguards
Terms & conditions Substitutes welcome. No transfers or cancellations within 14 days. Prior to this 20% administration charge. PELT right to cancel course. Accreditation. For solicitors (5∙00 hours - SRA). For psychiatrists (5 CPD points - Royal College of Psychiatrists) as part of a Personal Development Plan (subject to peer group approval).
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