Guidance to aid compliance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
If a person (16 or over) lacks the mental capacity to make decisions, or act for themselves, professionals may need to make decisions on their behalf. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a legal framework to ensure these decisions are in a person’s best interests and are not overly restrictive or controlling.
Tools and guidance are available to assist professionals to make these decisions, balancing the person’s right to make their own decisions with the need to protect them from harm.
Guidance to aid compliance with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Depriving someone (18 or over) of their liberty is sometimes the only way to keep people safe and healthy. However, it should be avoided wherever possible, and must be done lawfully. The DOLS tools and guidance are available to assist Care homes, Care homes with Nursing, Independent and Acute Hospitals to ensure they comply with these legal requirements.
Face-to-face training sessions are available free of charge to statutory agencies and to the voluntary sector. To be eligible, staff have to be working in Manchester .
E-learning is also available at a reduced cost to partner agencies.
For more information about training please contact Emma Fowler or Louise Tanner at: firstname.lastname@example.org