Self-Neglect & the MCA 4 & 5 October 2021
Date, Time & Location
About the Event
PART 1: 4 October 10:00-13:00
PART 2: 5 October 10:00-13:00
This one day course aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self-neglect through Safeguarding Adults procedures.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have improved knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self-neglect safeguarding adults cases
- Understand the role of the local authority within the Care Act Safeguarding Regulations
- Be able to Identify the legal aspects of the MCA that have particular importance in safeguarding and consider the role and use of the Court of Protection
- Be able to 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.
The course will include the following key topics:
- The Care Act Regulations in relation to safeguarding adults and the role of the local authority
- The Mental Capacity Act in a national context
- Self-neglect: definition, examples and challenges
- Safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity Act: Legal remedies
- MCA overview: assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
- Defining and assessing capacity: Fundamentals, case law and practical application
- Meaning of ‘use or weigh’ in practice – lessons from case law
- Refusing an assessment of capacity – action and limitations
- Practice remedies, legal remedies and risk reduction strategies
- The right to make unwise decisions
- Exploration of South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) and Bedford Borough Council Ombudsman case
- Messages from safeguarding adult reviews and research
- Self-neglect and risk factors that can lead to it
- Case study-taking action under the MCA in a person’s best interests
- Robust assessments of capacity- what to document
- Benefits of multi-agency working
- The role of the Court of Protection
- Powers of entry, other legal remedies
- Positive outcomes for practitioners and service users
- Case studies and other exercises
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07341 277487.
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