Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty

Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty

Outlining the principles, procedures and safeguards in place for those who lack capacity

The Mental Capacity Act was implemented in 2007 and provides a much clearer legal framework for people who lack capacity. It also sets out key principles, procedures and safeguards for those caring for people who lack capacity.

This programme covers the following key topics:

  • Enforcement of regulations
  • Powers of Attorney and advocates
  • Deprivation of Liberty (DOL)
  • Safeguards and codes of practice
  • Authorisations and applying for a DOL authorisation

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