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Safeguarding & the MCA 23 & 24 June 2021

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Date, Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event

PART 1: 23 June 14:00-17:00

PART 2: 24 June 14:00-17:00


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
  • Understand the role of the local authority within the Care Act
  • 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 Regulations in relation to safeguarding adults & the role of the local authority
  • MCA in a national context - SAR’s reports and lessons learned
  • Safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity Act – the power/authority to take action to safeguard adults who lack mental capacity
  • MCA overview – assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
  • MCA Principles – protecting people and maximising capacity
  • Defining capacity and assessing capacity – fundamentals, case law and practical application in safeguarding cases
  • Unwise decisions v lacking mental capacity
  • Executive dysfunction in the Act – the ability to ‘use or weigh’ information
  • Use or weigh – case law examples
  • The impact of coercion and family relationships including when people don’t have an impairment or disturbance of the mind or brain
  • Refusing an assessment of capacity – action and limitations
  • Best Interests – overview and practical application
  • Case studies – throughout the day to apply learning to practice
  • Lessons from case law
  • Inherent jurisdiction – when and why
  • Article 8 issues, when to go to the Court of Protection

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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If you are a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG and require an invoice please email for a booking form


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