Mental Capacity Act Annual Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases (Face to Face Delivery)

Collingwood Training Room, Civic Offices, Floor 1, Core 6, Guildhall Square
Course Tutors
Christina West
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Target Audience
NHS / CCG / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
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Course description

Annual refresher to update your knowledge on the Mental Capacity Act

Course Outline: Mental Capacity Act Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases delivered by ST Thomas Training

The training will look at a range of cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, to see what lessons can be learnt for our everyday practice.

Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection either where there is conflict amongst the people involved, and/or where the issue is so serious or complicated that it cannot be resolved through meetings and negotiation. The rulings of the Court, and the reasons for those rulings, can be invaluable in helping health & social care practitioners deal with similar issues in their own practice. 


Who should attend?

Anyone who works in a health and/or social care setting (eg hospitals, social worker teams, OT, ISA, residential or community care, GP surgeries etc). Participants should already be familiar with the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice, because this is not an awareness session and designed has an annual refresher after delegates have completed MCA L1, L2 & L3.



Training objectives

What can I expect?
An interactive session aimed at encouraging participants to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues through the use of a range of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching.



Learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Have considered a range of Mental Capacity Act cases which have been dealt with in the Court of Protection

  • Have analysed what the CoP has said about various issues, including:

  • Best interests

  • Fluctuating capacity

  • Unwise decisions

  • The relevance of available resources to decision making

  • How much weight to give to the person’s own wishes and feelings, if these are not clear

  • Life sustaining treatment

  • Other serious medical treatment

  • Restricting contact with family

  • Have had an opportunity to raise their own difficult cases (as appropriate) for discussion and guidance within the group

Additional Information

Dear Delegate,

You have booked onto an onsite course at the Civic Offices held in Collingwood Training Room on Floor 1 HR/Learning & Development Core 6. On arrival, please use the phone at the entrance of Core 5 & 6, Floor 1 to contact the L&D team.

Please bring your PCC ID pass with you if you are a staff member.

Refreshments will not be available in the room, but we do have a Kitchen area that is available for you to refresh your drinks/water bottles. Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch with you that you are welcome to eat in the training room or in one of the breakout areas. Alternatively, the area around the Civic offices as a number of shops and cafes to purchase refreshments. We politely ask that any rubbish/cups be removed from the training room and disposed in the bins provided.

 A handout pack will be issued to you during the face-to-face training session.

Please contact Learning & Development by email: or call 9284 1963 if you have any questions.


Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Managers will receive notification of delegates none attendance, late cancellations or part attendance.

Start Date
Tuesday 4 October 2022
End Date
Tuesday 4 October 2022
Closing Date
Saturday 1 October 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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