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Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act Interface

Provided by: Rhiannon Mainwaring JMG Training & Consultancy

Target Audience: Social Work Teams / Children's Teams 16+

Online training via Teams


This course aims to enable health and social care staff to consider the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on their work and its relationship to the use and application of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • Using the MCA in mental health services - community, admission, hospital and discharge
  • Admission to hospital - ECHR case law and AM & SLaM case
  • Understand - what information for admission to hospital
  • Use or weigh - significance in mental health and case law
  • Best Interests - overview and the checklist
  • Admission to mental health wards - which Act and why? Case law guidance
  • Code of Practice guidance - objecting to treatment or admission (eligibility for DoLS)
  • Conveyance - moving people?
  • Deprivation of Liberty - European view onwards
  • Why or when to use DoLS in mental health services - hospital and community


  • 6 June 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given

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