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Supporting adults with mental capacity issues


The aims of this one day course are to provide a background and understanding of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the Act) and who it affects. Heavily scenario based, it will provide an opportunity for participants to apply the five principles of the Act to practical situations.

Learning Outcomes/objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Explain what is meant by the term “Incapacity”

• Describe the 5 principles of the Act

• State who and how the Act can help

• Describe how the Act supports a person in planning ahead if they believe they might lack capacity in the future

• Discuss the legal implications of providing support or care to people who lack capacity including deprivation of liberty

• Describe the roles of the Public Guardian, the Mental Welfare Commission, the Court and the Local Authority in safeguarding adults who lack capacity

Who should attend

All staff who work with service users, relatives, colleagues, external agencies and want to be confident that they understand and are applying the principles of the Act appropriately.

Trainer Info

Mary Andrews

Mary’s professional career began in Adult and Psychiatric nursing practice. Following 14 years working at Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse and Clinical Co-ordinator levels of both in-patient units and day centres, Mary left to work as a supported housing manager for a large housing association before becoming their Training and Development Advisor three years later.

Since 2007, Mary has worked as an independent learning consultant, establishing her credibility with clients and colleagues due to her business-focussed, engaging, and realistic approach. Ensuring all learning initiatives comply with current legislation and best practice Mary’s particular area of expertise is in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence of staff working within health and social care to support adults at risk who experience mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.

Mary’s qualifications include: Chartered MCIPD, NVQ Level 5 Training & Development Strategy, Accredited Safeguarding trainer, NVQ A1 Assessor: Management, Customer Care, Health & Social Care.

Dates & Locations

8 November 2017, Edinburgh


Standard price = £260 + VAT

Contributing organisation = £210 + VAT

CIH Member = £235 + VAT

Booking Procedure

You can view our online booking procedure here.

Purchase Orders

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Terms and conditions

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