Mental Capacity Act Fostering

The Mental Capacity Act is intended to assist and support people who may lack capacity, and to discourage anyone who …

10 STUDENTS ENROLLED
  • Profile photo of
  • Profile photo of
  • Profile photo of Chrysalis Care Admin Account
  • Profile photo of CPD Admin Account
  • Profile photo of Credo Care Admin Account
  • Profile photo of

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 care workers look at how the Act will affect them, and to help them to develop best practice to include in the new legislation.

The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:

  1. To list and understand the basic principles of the Act and why we need them
  2. To identify the decisions people need to make and how they make them
  3. To demonstrate knowledge of how to assess/judge if someone has the capacity to make a particular decision
  4. To demonstrate an understanding of how to make a ‘best interests’ decision for someone who lacks capacity
  5. To apply the above to their place of work
  6. To list the other key features of the Act
  7. To identify where they may need to adapt the way that they document assessments and the decisions made on behalf of service users

This Course meets the Training, Support and Development standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 / 2013.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

Course Reviews

  1. Profile photo of Peter Singer Peter Singer says:

    test
    test
    test
    test
    Great

  2. Profile photo of Serena Nolan Serena Nolan says:

    My foster daughter is nearly 17 and needs an assessment to whether she is able to decide where to live at 18. We can not presume she is unable to make this decision based on her medical diagnosis, but she is entitled to an assessment on her ability at this point of time.
    Head, understand, remember, balance and express
    Only applies to England and wales
    The 5 principles. Presumption, supported, eccentric, best interests, least testricitve
    Great

  3. Profile photo of Bridget Trevett Bridget Trevett says:

    take into account peoples views even if i do not agree with them.
    all decisions should be made in the best interests of the person, not assessors views.
    Just because there has been a lack of mental capacity once does not mean that this is the case in the future.


    An assessment of mental capacity could be down to me.
    Great

  4. Profile photo of Sally Godfrey Sally Godfrey says:

    getting support if needed regarding childrens mental capacity
    I learnt about power of attorney and best interests
    I learnt that we shouldn't presume about someones capacity
    I found this course very interested, learning about mental capacity and what it is
    Great

  5. Profile photo of Cfostering Admin Account says:

    D
    D
    F
    F
    Great

  6. Profile photo of Charlotte Carney Admin Account Charlotte Carney Admin Account says:

    c
    c
    cc
    cc
    Great

  7. Profile photo of Peggy Minter Peggy Minter says:

    Record keeping of examples of instances when my foster son is unable to make decisions, due to lack of mental capacity will further enable;
    - other professionals who make decisions for him but who do not spend much time with him be able to understand his level of ability to make decisions, in various contexts and at various times.
    - Valid, objective assessments of his mental capacity without assumption.

    I have learnt that this is a complex subject and therefore will follow the links for more information to enable me to better understand the subject.

    I will continue to follow and work within the principles of the Mental Health Act.


    Assumptions should not be made. Sharing information with others can help assess a persons capacity to make specific decisions and/or answer specific questions.
    Other acts of law are relevant when acting on an assessment of a persons mental capacity, such as The Human Rights Act.
    A persons mental capacity is not measured relevant to age, impairment or through diagnosis.
    Great

Request Call Back
  • 1 Credit
  • UNLIMITED ACCESS
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • LOR Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
Tell A Friend

Search Course By Name

Search

Popular Courses

Face 2 Face Courses

Not Available Yet!!

We are currently adding all of our face to face courses to the server. While this process is taking place you can access our face to face portfolio at http://thesocialcaretraininghub.co.uk/course

×
Welsh Courses

We are currently adding all of our Welsh courses to the system. In the meantime should you wish to discuss your training needs please contact us on 0800 774 7874.

×
Irish Courses

We are currently adding all of our Irish courses to the system. In the meantime should you wish to discuss your training needs please contact us on 0800 774 7874.

×
Scottish Courses

We are currently adding all of our Scottish courses to the system. In the meantime should you wish to discuss your training needs please contact us on 0800 774 7874.

×
Inquiry Form
Fields marked with * are required.
×
Suggest a New Function
Fields marked with * are required.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our system. Please use the box below to notify us of any new functions you like to see in the near future.

×

This course is a foundation course specifically designed for new learners or as are fresher.

Add course to my account
×
Suggest A Course To Be Created
Fields marked with * are required.

We are currently building on average 8 courses every 12 weeks. Please use the box below to let us know which courses you would like to see next.

×
Give Us Your Feedback
Fields marked with * are required.

We value your opinion and welcome your feedback. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions about what you've seen here in our website. We appreciate your input and look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to use the following form.

×
Report A Problem
Fields marked with * are required.

If you believe you have found any problem on our website, we encourage you to let us know right away. We will investigate all legitimate reports/tickets and do our best to quickly fix the problem.

×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
Pre Inspections Care Leaving
×
Pre Inspections Schools
×
credit-terms
Terms and Conditions
  1. You must only allocate courses to employee or foster carers to whom are directly registered under your services that are registered via your regulators registration. You cannot allocate courses to non-associated learners.
  2. Payment is strictly within 30 days. The free 30-day credit terms will be withdrawn and the daily charge of £10 per day applied from the day the invoice is generated should payment not be received within 30 days. After 30 days the daily charge is £30 per day. In addition to the charges any discounts will be retracted and the invoice will be recalculated using your default rate which are listed below. These are £50 for online credits and £720 for face to face training.
  3. All purchased credits do not expire. However it is your responsibility to notify us if you would like a credit reimbursing back to your account should a learner not commence training or no longer is with the company.
  4. The free Online courses we offer every 12 weeks can be used without a credit being taken and any learner allocated the course while they are free has unlimited time to complete the course. How ever should you have previously allocated any of the free courses when they where paid courses you will not get a credit back should you take the course back whilst the course is free. Please wait until the course is again a paid course to make sure you receive your credit back.
Our Guarantee To You

We work very hard to keep our courses up to date and relevant. To do this we work with numerous industry professionals within Fostering, Children Homes, Schools and Early Years.

Should you find any of the following issues please let us know immediately:-

  1. General functional error.
  2. Media malfunction within the course.
  3. Incorrect information within the course.
  4. Missing legislation within the course that should be included.
DISCLAIMER

It would be unreasonable to simply follow instructions from this course without the assessment of the specific circumstances and conditions

The Social Care Training Hub will not accept responsibility for any consequences that may result from decisions made upon the basis of information or advice given during this course.

It is important that you follow your organizations Policy and Procedure at all times.

Any errors reported but not rectified within 72 hours we guarantee to give you your full money back.

×