Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2007 (DoLS)

Franklin’s Training Services have been providing training across the UK for almost 20 years.

Course duration:

6 hours


By the end of the training course staff will have an understanding of both the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2007 including any changes or updates in the laws & legislations.


  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) 2007 work together
  • Define “mental capacity”
  • Identify the five principles of the MCA
  • Describe the assessment process for mental capacity
  • Define the decision making and advance decisions procedure
  • Define “deprivation of liberty”
  • Describe the process to authorise a deprivation of liberty
  • Discuss Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and the introduction of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

At the end of the training session, candidates will have covered the following modules:

  • Mental capacity Act and relevant legislation
  • The five key principles
  • What mental capacity means
  • What is lack of mental capacity
  • Mental capacity assessment process
  • The ‘Acid’ test
  • Records and record keeping Inc. care planning
  • Best Interests inc. best interests checklist
  • Representatives; Lasting Powers of Attorney, court appointed deputy and IMCA
  • The Court of Protection and the Office of Public Guardian
  • Advanced decisions including end of life choices
  • What are DoLS and LPS
  • Background to DoLS
  • DoLS application process and who may require one
  • Monitoring safeguards
  • Roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the process

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