Mental Capacity Act and Adult Safeguarding

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the NHS Health Education England describes the relationship between the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and adult safeguarding.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

State where to access extended e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Safeguarding mandatory training

Explain the powers of the MCA s.44 criminal offences of neglect or abuse of a person lacking capacity

Describe how safeguarding enquiries are carried out, and the importance of cooperative working among relevant professionals, such as social workers and police 

Explain the implications for your practice of the tension between the MCA principles and risk-averse practice in health and social care

Explain how medical professionals may recognise abuse of someone lacking capacity, or respond to disclosure of such abuse

Describe the relevant roles and responsibilities of the Office of the Public Guardian, and how they protect people, where appropriate, from abuse by LPA attorneys or court-appointed deputies