Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Best Interest Legal Guidance

Due to financial pressures we are sorry to inform you that we are unable to provide tea and coffee at the training events during 2019-2020, we advise that you take drinks and a packed lunch with you to events.


Course Provider:

Bond Solon



This training is relevant to all staff that may need to make decisions in relation to adults who do not fully have the capacity to make those decisions for themselves.  This includes people with dementia, those with learning disabilities and those who may have impaired functions for example as a result of a stroke or brain injury.

Understand the basic principles of the Act.

Undertake mental capacity assessments in relation to high risk, complex or safeguarding situations. Explain the diagnostic test as well as functional test. How the Mental Capacity Assessments should be carried out, with relevant case studies and practical examples. What recording is needed to evidence the functional test of capacity?


Key Learning Outcomes

Balance risks and rights where unwise decisions risk of harm due to vulnerability may be being made - Discuss inherent jurisdiction, Court of Protection

Learn who is the "decision maker"?

Be familiar with the concept of "best interest", including Best Interest Assessment Checklist, values, beliefs, etc. culture - who to involve.

Learn about the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA), Court of Protection, Office of  Public Guardian, safeguarding and Dols Team

Substituted Decision making - Lasting Power of Attorney,   financial LPA, health and welfare LPA, Advance Directive, Court appointed deputies, Court of protection - one off decisions




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

Express an interest in this course here Expression of Interest Form for Training Courses



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  • Phone: 01597 827330 / 01597 827333
  • Address: Social Care Workforce Development Team, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA


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