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Mental Capacity Act Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases (Virtual Online)

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Course Tutors
Christina West
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Target Audience
Care Sector / NHS / CCG / PCC Staff / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
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Course Types
Course categories
Group 2 Statutory & Mandatory Training / Training for CCG Staff / SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Comensura / Training for PCC Managers / Gosport Borough Council / SDAS Staff / Solent NHS
Adult Social Care / Children's Social Care / Developing Practice / Safeguarding / Safeguarding Adults / Safeguarding Children
Course description

Delegates must attend both sessions to complete the course - please add both dates into your calendar.


Course Outline: Mental Capacity Act Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases delivered by ST Thomas Training

Annual refresher to update your knowledge on the Mental Capacity Act

The training is split into two sessions over consecutive days. The training will look at a range of cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, to see what lessons can be learnt for our everyday practice.

Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection either where there is conflict amongst the people involved, and/or where the issue is so serious or complicated that it cannot be resolved through meetings and negotiation. The rulings of the Court, and the reasons for those rulings, can be invaluable in helping health & social care practitioners deal with similar issues in their own practice. 



Participants should already be familiar with the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice, because this is not an awareness session.



Training objectives

What can I expect?
An interactive session aimed at encouraging participants to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues through the use of a range of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching.


This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.

Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Have considered a range of Mental Capacity Act cases which have been dealt with in the Court of Protection

  • Have analysed what the CoP has said about various issues, including:

  • Best interests

  • Fluctuating capacity

  • Unwise decisions

  • The relevance of available resources to decision making

  • How much weight to give to the person’s own wishes and feelings, if these are not clear

  • Life sustaining treatment

  • Other serious medical treatment

  • Restricting contact with family

  • Have had an opportunity to raise their own difficult cases (as appropriate) for discussion and guidance within the group

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Managers will receive notification of delegates none attendance, late cancellations or part attendance.

Start Date
Tuesday 18 May 2021
End Date
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Closing Date
Monday 17 May 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Maximum Places
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