17 March 2021 14:00 to 17:00 (part 1) & 18 March 2021 14:00 to 17:00 (part 2)

A single training course delivered in two sessions via live webinar

£150.00 exc. VAT

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Self Neglect and the Mental Capacity Act – 17 & 18 March 2021 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **


This course (split over 2 half day webinar sessions) aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self -neglect through the safeguarding adults procedures. It is for all staff involved in contributing to or making safeguarding enquiries where the adult at risk is self-neglecting. This could include social workers, community care officers, social care workers, social care managers, GP’s, practice nurses, heads of quality, chief nurses, designated nurses for safeguarding adults, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understanding of the requirements of the Care Act 2014 in relation to cases of self neglect
  • Describe personalised responses to adults at risk of harm that reflect the principles of safeguarding
  • Improve knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self neglect safeguarding adults cases
  • Identify the legal aspects of the MCA that have particular importance in safeguarding and consider the role and use of the Court of Protection
  • Consider how to use the MCA to respond to cases of self neglect and identify and carry out best practice in the application of the Act
  • Increased ‘legal literacy’ in relation to support adults who are experiencing self neglect


The day will include the following key topics:

  • News update, academic reports in relation to self neglect and lesson’s learnt from Safeguarding Adult Reviews
  • Safeguarding adults legislation, professional duties under The Care 2014 and relevant multi-agency safeguarding adults’ policies and procedures, specifically in relation to self neglect
  • Application of the principles of making safeguarding personal
  • Recognition of self neglect – definition, examples and signs
  • Self-neglect and risk factors that can lead to it
  • Practice remedies, legal remedies and risk reduction strategies
  • Robust assessments of capacity- what to document
  • Benefits of multi-agency working
  • Exploration of  the role of the Court of Protection
  • Powers of entry and other legal remedies
  • Positive outcome for practitioners and service users
  • MCA overview – assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
  • Case studies – a number of cases studies to apply learning in practice

The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell

Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983. She is a joint trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases.
Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegate upon completion of your booking. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.

If you are a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG and require an invoice please email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk for a booking form. All other bookings now require online payment via Paypal or a debit/credit card - please confirm the details of these delegates attending this course below: 1

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