It is now 5 years since the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was introduced and 3 years since the introduction of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols).
Recent case law concerning learning disabled people in supported living and care homes has led to concerns over people being deprived of their liberty without safeguards.
At our one day conference on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Capacity Act we will explore:
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Who the Act applies to and what the implications of the Act are
How capacity or lack of capacity is assessed
Who can support the decision making process
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Understanding and applying the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Issues regarding DoLS with learning disabilities in supported living
The difficulties in working with people with fluctuating capacity
The legal status of supported living schemes