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MCA for Occupational Therapists 7 February 2025

MCA for Occupational Therapists 7 February 2025
MCA for Occupational Therapists 7 February 2025

Date, Time & Location

Feb 07, 2025, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event


This full-day course is aimed at specifically at Occupational Therapists and OT assistants. It aims to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of staff in applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) to everyday practice.

Learning outcomes  On completion of this course participants will be able to: 

• Understand the key parts of the MCA 

• Explain how their working practices will be affected by the legislation 

• Demonstrate how the Act will affect their clients / service users 

• Illustrate how they will use different parts of the Act in their job role


• How does the MCA apply to OT practice?

• The statutory principles and how they apply to practice

• What does the Act mean by lack of capacity?

• When to assess capacity? > Who does the assessment? > First steps

• What is relevant information for equipment/adaptations?

• The four-point test – law & practice points

• Recording capacity assessments

• Best interests > using the checklist > available options

• Disputes & when to involve the Court of Protection

• Restraint & deprivation of liberty

• Recording best interests decisions

• Working with attorneys and deputies

The course will be delivered by Piers McNeil

Piers is an independent social worker with 18 years experience in a range of adult social care fields, including: learning disability, physical disability, and older persons mental health. Piers is also a qualified DoLS Best Interests Assessor & was previously a Court of Protection visitor. He was also previously employed as a local authority MCA/safeguarding lead. Piers has led practice forums for Best Interests Assessors and has designed and delivered training to a range of audiences.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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