Mental Capacity Act, DoLS and LPS training
The team at St Thomas training provides a wide range of training sessions in the Mental Capacity Act, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Liberty Protection Safeguards.
We start from the belief that the MCA is there to enable people to make decisions about their own lives if they can - even if their decision might be unwise. The training ranges from basic awareness sessions (aimed at beginners) to much more advanced sessions (aimed at experienced professionals who are already very familiar with the legislation).
The training is constantly updated to reflect new approaches and new cases that have been heard in the Court of Protection (or higher courts).
Our current (2020) contracts for MCA/DoLS/LPS training include Norfolk County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Council, Halton Borough Council, Oxfordshire County Council, London Borough of Havering, London Borough of Hounslow, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Sutton, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, Westminster City Council, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Hampshire County Council, Carmarthenshire Council, Perthyn, Octavia Group and Metropolitan Housing, as well as numerous ad hoc sessions for statutory, private, voluntary and independent organisations all over England and Wales.
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act received the Royal Assent on 16th May 2019. The purpose of the Act is to abolish the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and to replace them with a completely new system, which will be called the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
The Government recently announced that the LPS will be implemented from 1st October 2020. The current intention is that there will be an overlap, with the LPS and the DoLS being used simultaneously until September 2021.
Therefore we will continue to deliver DoLS training. And of course we can deliver LPS training too.
Click on the course names below to see full course details. Remember these are just suggestions - we can tailor any session to meet your exact needs.