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Mental Capacity Act and DoLS for Managers

Provided by Rhiannon Mainwaring, JMG Training & Consultancy

Target Audience: Managers & Supervisors in Provider Services and Social Care Teams (Adults & Children)

Online training via Teams


To ensure senior staff,  managers of services, care provision from age 16+ have a detailed understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, 2009 to enable them to lead, guide and challenge front line staff on how to apply the MCA principles and reinforce responsibilities with DOLS 2009 as a managing authority or as a manager or supervisor within social care teams. 


  • Identify the basic principles of public law and the importance of knowing the limits of your authority as a public authority under the legislation.
  • Recognise the importance of a human rights approach to applying the Acts.
  • Ensure staff do things right lawfully from an ethical viewpoint to protect and promote human rights and practice defendable decision making on behalf of the public authority.
  • Evaluate good practice in the assessment and recording of capacity to ensure assessments are criteria focused, evidence based, person centred and non-judgmental.
  • Understand the legal defence provided by section 5 of the Act for decisions and by section 6 for decisions which include restriction and restraint to ensure staff follow this guidance,  in their everyday work and ensure that is translated into care planning.                                                      
  • Promote and understand the responsibilities of the Managing authority within DOLS and when to make a referral for DOLS.
  • Consider the complex dynamics of fluctuating capacity and the effects on decision making in care settings, IMCA support and the importance of section 21A appeal processes involving the COP.
  • Include relevant and current case law and policy in relation to MCA and DOLS
  • Recognise the importance of the DoL Safeguards and explore principles of LPS


  • 14 May 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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