Mental Capacity Act Module 1 – Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity
• To provide knowledge of the five statutory principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act;
• To enable participants to demonstrate the application of the five statutory principles in their practice;
• Participants to understand how to assess mental capacity using the two-stage test.
• Participants to know the five statutory principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act 2005;
• Participants to be confident in applying the five statutory principles in their practice;
• Participants will know how to undertake the two-stage mental capacity test in a range of contexts;
• Participants will be able to carry out effective, evidenced-based assessments of mental capacity.
A combination of specific teaching input including relevant case law, case studies, group work and experiential learning. This requires a high level of participation, energy and focus from participants. Participants are expected to use the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences around supporting vulnerable adults.
Legislative and Policy Framework:
• Mental Capacity Act 2005
• The Human Rights Act 1998
• Kent and Medway Multi-agency Adult Protection Policy, Protocols and Guidance (January 2015)
• CQC Guidance 1st April 2015)