Mental Capacity Act and DoLS Awareness Course

Course Overview This course is designed to provide the health worker/organisation with an awareness of their responsibilities with regard to the legal aspects of the care that they provide and  the rights of the individual.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in care homes, in the public and private sectors.

Why is this training important?

This is of high importance to all health care providers. The Mental Capacity Act that came into force in April 2007 brings into question

issues surrounding consent, particularly with regard to the person without capacity; who can consent on their behalf? Health providers

must act within the law on issues such as photography, provision of nursing care, and confidentiality.

Learning outcomes

  • Who does the act affect
  • Mental capacity defined
  • Core principles of the act
  • Lack of capacity
  • Capacity assessments
  • Examples of help that may aid a person to make their own decisions
  • Record keeping
  • Limitations on restraint
  • Lasting & enduring powers of attorney
  • Summary & practical actions required in the workplace.

 Course details

The Course is 3 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or at a convenient  off site location. Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day Delegates will also  receive a Certificate of attendance  within a week  of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.

Please contact us for a quote.

Our training courses can be provided though out the UK.

Health and safety in care homes

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Addressed primarily to owners and managers, with instructive guidance also for employees and safety representatives. Designed to enable them to better understand and meet their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks found in care homes are covered in detail – such as the headline issues of first aid, hazardous substances, control of infection, moving and handling, and aggression or violence to staff – with guidance given on actions to take in order to safeguard both workers and service users.

Also provides risk assessment examples and checklists for training and self-auditing. Other specifics covered include incident reporting, work-related stress, legionella, water temperatures, hot surfaces, utilities, asbestos and matters concerning kitchens, laundry and outdoors.

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

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Extensively detailed and illustrated guidance addressed to organisations providing home care services. Contains practical advice on minimising the risk from manual handling – chiefly of residents – to care workers and their clients. Documents 27 case study realities and lists alternative improvements that could have improved the care quality and further reduced risk. Whilst the guidance is not prescriptive, its primary significance is to highlight poor practice and contribute to the development of safer practices.
Aligned to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992, which the guide stresses is as much about lifting or assisting people as it is about carrying boxes, it explores specifics such as bed, bath, toilet, stairs and care procedures. Also includes the pertinent legal framework.

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’.