Mental Capacity and DOLS Training

Mental Capacity and DOLS Training

People working in social care must have an awareness of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.

This ½ day course is designed to enable staff to increase their confidence in applying the MCA in practice and for staff to know where to go for help and assistance in doing so.

Structure and Content

  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the Key principles of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Be able to define “Capacity”
  • Understand when Assessment is needed
  • Understanding the Principles of Assessment
  • Understand what is meant by ‘best interests’ and explore realistic scenarios around best interests


Skills for Care have produced a pocket sized guide containing an overview of the Act and the five important principles everyone must follow.