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Safeguarding & the MCA

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Safeguarding & the MCA
Safeguarding & the MCA

Date, Time & Location

Dates to be confirmed shortly

via Zoom

About the Event


This course aims to enable delegates to consider the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to their role in safeguarding adults.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Improve knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in 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 specific types of abuse and identify and carry out best practice in the application of the Mental Capacity Act


  • The Care Act and MCA in a National Context
  • MCA overview – assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
  • Safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity Act – the power/authority to take action to  safeguard adults who lack capacity
  • Approaches to Safeguarding, the 4 literacies
  • Learning from SARs
  • MCA overview – assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
  • MCA Principles and Care Act Principles– protecting people and maximising capacity
  • Defining capacity and assessing capacity – fundamentals, case law and practical application in  safeguarding cases
  • Taking risks - unwise decisions v lack of capacity
  • Examples of action under the MCA and the Role of the Court of Protection
  • Bridget Case study-the MCA and how it can protect
  • Exploring Human Rights, Safeguarding and the MCA 2005
  • Case Study -Polly
  • Best Interests and well being– overview and practical application
  • Case study – making a best interest decision
  • Flash points
  • Refusing and assessment of capacity
  • Capacity and ‘vulnerability’
  • Decisional and executive capacity
  • Lessons from case law – the impact of coercion and family relationships including when people don’t have an impairment or disturbance of the mind or brain- inherent jurisdiction

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. 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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