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Event Series Event Series: Mental Capacity Act

Mental Capacity Act

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description

Mental Capacity Act (2005) came into effect in 2007 and applies to those aged 16 and over, it provides us with a clear framework on how to support people to make decisions and what to do when people lack capacity.

There are important changes coming in respect of mental capacity and those aged 16 and over who are deprived of their liberty. This means we must be ready for these changes coming under the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

To be ready we much have knowledge and skills in relation to mental capacity.

This 2 hour session session will give you an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how it applies to 16 & 17 year olds.

We will also explore the current context of deprivation of liberty, restrictions and the changes that are going to come into practice in relation to those aged 16 and over.


Learning Objectives

The session will cover:

  • What is Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how to does is relate to 16 & 17 year olds?
  • What are the underpinning principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)?
  • How do we put the principles into practice?
  • What is a deprivation of liberty?
  • What do we do currently if someone is deprived of their liberty?


Who is it for?

This session is for all CYP staff and anyone who comes into contact with, or supports people working with, 16 & 17 year olds.


Booking Information:

To book, search ‘Mental Capacity Act (CYPS) on the Me system under the Learning section. If you do not have access to the Me system, please email learningacademy@wakefield.gov.uk to book.


Please note, all our training is subject to change at any given time therefore it’s your responsibility to check for any changes prior to attending. Updates are provided via email upon booking and can be viewed on this page.


February 21
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Chesneys Centre
Regent St, Featherstone
Pontefract, Wakefield WF7 5EW United Kingdom


Learning Academy – Wakefield Council
01924 302128