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Mental Capacity Act training

Mental Health Capacity Act training is run by the Durham Safeguarding Adults Partnership.


To provide an understanding of: 

  • the Mental Capacity Act 2005, MCA Code of Practice, and related legislation
  • how the Act applies to people caring for and supporting adults and 16 and 17 year olds 
  • assessing capacity and making decisions for people who are unable to make decisions for themselves
  • how the Act can support safeguarding adults

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will: 

  • have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act values and principles
  • be able to apply knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Code of Practice to practice
  • understand the nature of consent
  • understand and carry out a capacity assessment
  • understand the roles of advocates, attorneys, the Office of the Public Guardian, and the Court of Protection
  • understand the importance of accurate, evidence-based recording and apply this to practice
  • understand and apply knowledge to Best Interests decision making
  • understand the process of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Be able to apply the Mental Capacity Act to the safeguarding adults context

Who should attend

Staff and volunteers who either work with or come into contact with adults at risk of abuse and neglect who are unable to make some decisions for themselves. 

Booking information



Contact us
Care Academy
03000 260 222