Section 1: The importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
This first section covers how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity, as well as why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity, amongst other topics.
Section 2: Key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
This section explores the five statutory principles included in the Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as how the Act gives legal protection to workers providing care and treatment for individuals who lack capacity, amongst other topics.
Section 3: Restraint
The final section covers that range of actions that amount to restraint, the factors which make restraint lawful under the Mental Capacity Act (2005), and the actions that are necessary to ensure that a person is lawfully ‘deprived of their liberty’.
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