Mental Capacity and Best Interests Training
All of my training can now be booked as a face-to-face course (subject to COVID-19 safety measures) and virtually over the Zoom platform.
Since it’s introduction in 2007, the Mental Capacity Act has provided a framework to support people to make their own decisions wherever possible. It also introduced best interests principles that should be applied if a person is making decisions for another person. Mental capacity is decision and time specific and it isn’t uncommon for a person to have capacity to make a particular decision and not others. Decisions can be relatively minor day-to-day decisions or larger decisions such as where they might live. Therefore, the knowledge and skills required to undertake mental capacity assessments and make best interests decisions is of utmost importance.
As a qualified trainer and Expert Witness, I can provide high quality training to local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, care homes and residential schools. I also practice as a Best Interests Assessor under the Mental Capacity Act so have a good working knowledge of deprivation of liberty.
Depending upon your requirements, I can provide this training at any level (managers or practitioners) over a half day or full day training. I don’t provide open courses which enables me to design a bespoke training package to your exact requirements at a venue that suits you. If you prefer, I can adapt this course to be delivered virtually over a live Zoom session. I charge a fixed fee, so it doesn’t matter whether you have 5 or 20 people that require training.