Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection Masterclass for Social Workers- 30.06.21
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It is essential that all social workers understand their role within the Mental Capacity Act in relation to working with young people and adults. The masterclass offered the opportunity for social workers to understand their role and responsibilities within the Mental Capacity Act and how that links with the Court of Protection and wider human rights. There were practice examples and opportunity for Q and A. The masterclass intended to compliment core Mental Capacity Training within individual organisations.
- gave an overview of the Mental Capacity Act and the Court of Protection for Social Workers in both Children and Families and Adult Social Care roles.
- explained the role of the Social Worker in conducting and documenting mental capacity assessments.
- discussed the importance of restrictions, less restrictive options, necessary and proportionate.
- considered case law and case studies from practice.
Please click on the below links to access the slides from the three Powerpoint presentations that were delivered on the day and also a list of the links that were used in the chat:
- 10 Things I Hate About You: Navigating difficult parts of the Mental Capacity Act – Ian Brownhill
- Assessing Mental Capacity: A Case Study – Rachel Wilkinson
- Exploring Restrictions. Necessary and proportionate? A Case Study – Cheryl Lamport
- MCA COP Masterclass links
Please see below links to the session recording. This has been broken down into three parts.