Mental Capacity and Liberty Safeguards

Our course offers face-to-face training on the topic of mental capacity and liberty safeguards. Our course is designed to help workers understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided.

Skills for Care recommended Minimum learning Outcomes:

Will be dependent on the workers role and responsibilities and appropriate training should be provided to enable the worker to provide:

  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines.
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided.

Complete Training Minimum Learning Outcomes:

Enable the worker to:

  • Achieve all recommended minimum learning outcomes (listed above)
  • Provide an overview of LPS
  • Identify the difference between DoLS & LPS
  • What the main Reason for MCA is
  • The process and planning for making Decisions
  • Name five examples of a deprivation of liberty
  • List 10 of the fundamental Human Rights
  • Identify the role of an IMCA

Links to: CQC key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) CQC fundamental standards:

  • CQC KLOEs / Safe: S1, S2, S3, S4 / Effective: E1, E2, E4, E7 / Caring: C1, C2, C3 / Responsive: R1, R2
  • CQC fundamental standards / Person-centred care / Consent

Suggested refresher frequency:


  • Monitor performance
  • Assess knowledge and competence at least annually.
  • Provide learning and development opportunities when identified or required and at least every 3 years.

This course will be delivered by an expert trainer in this field at a date and time of your choosing. The training is hosted at our own premises which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 individuals. All course materials will be provided and refreshments are included. This training can also be delivered at your own premises if feasible and required.

Certificates will be issued on completion of the course and you will also receive copies of completed evaluation forms for your records. We are flexible on start times to help accommodate for all your shift patterns, including evenings and weekends.

If face to face training is not feasible, we also offer a remote distance learning pack containing learning resources and workbook.

Our Facilities:

  • Disability access building
  • Ground flood training facilities (at request)
  • Comfortable classroom lecture/study environment
  • Toilet & Washrooms inc. disabled access
  • Refreshments provision

Theory & Activities:

  • Time required: Half a day
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Total Price: £200 +VAT

Our training is also available in distance learning pack format at £10 +VAT per person.

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