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Safeguarding & the MCA 17 October 2024

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Date, Time & Location

Oct 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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:

· 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


Part 1

· Housekeeping and welcome

· The Care Act duties and limits to safeguarding

· The importance of the MCA in Safeguarding

· Safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity Act – the power/authority to take action

· Learning from SAR’s LGA report Dec 2020

· Test your knowledge-quiz

· Defining capacity and assessing capacity – fundamentals, case law and practical application in safeguarding cases

· Self-neglect and MCA

· Case Study Polly

Part 2

· MCA fundamentals

· Assessment of capacity and Best interests

· Taking risks - unwise decisions v lack of capacity

· Case Study Bridget

· Examples of action under the MCA and the Role of the Court of Protection

· Removal from home the right approach

· Interim orders and directions

· Inherent jurisdiction and safeguarding

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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