Self-Neglect & the MCA 7 December 2021
Date, Time & Location
About the Event
Aims: 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.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate and understanding of the requirements of the Care Act 2014 in relation to cases of self-neglect
- Describe personalised responses to adults at risk of harm that reflect the principles of safeguarding
- Improve knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self-neglect 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 cases of self-neglect and identify and carry out best practice in the application of the Act
- Increased ‘legal literacy’ in relation to support adults who are experiencing self-neglect
- The whole system approach-: legal literacy, relational literacy, organisational literacy and decisional literacy
- A legal basis for action and intervention
- News-lessons learnt from case law and messages from safeguarding adult reviews and research
- Safeguarding Adults and self-neglect
- Understanding self-neglect-definitions, identification, reasons.
- Mental Capacity Act –Legal remedies, the power/authority to take action to safeguard adults who lack capacity
- Case Study
- MCA overview – assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
- Defining capacity and assessing capacity – fundamentals, case law and practical application in safeguarding cases Meaning of ‘use or weigh’ in practice – lessons from case law
- Robust assessments of capacity- what to document
- Flash points: Refusing an assessment of capacity – action and limitations
- Case study Howard
- Fluctuating Capacity
- Capacity and vulnerability
- Practice remedies, Legal remedies and risk reduction strategies
- Taking action under the MCA in a person’s best interests, an overview
- Case study-Anthony
- Explore the role of the Court of Protection
- Powers of Entry
- Other legal remedies
- Positive outcome for practitioners and service users
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.
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