Mental Capacity Act (2005) AND Best Interest Training

Course Provider: Bond Solon


This training is relevant to all staff that may need to make decisions in relation to adults who do not fully have the capacity to make those decisions for themselves.  This includes people with dementia, those with learning disabilities and those who may have impaired functions for example as a result of a stroke or brain injury.

Understand the basic principles of the Act

Undertake mental capacity assessments in relation to high risk, complex or safeguarding situations. Explain the diagnostic test as well as functional test. How the Mental Capacity Assessments should be carried out, with relevant case studies and practical examples. What recording is needed to evidence the functional test of capacity?

Date Location Times
13th July 2017 Com Room A, The Gwalia Llandrindod Wells 9.30am - 4.30pm
1st November 2017 NPTC Newtown 9.30am - 4.30pm
3rd November 2017 Neuadd Brycheiniog Brecon 9:30am - 4:30pm
12th December 2017 NPTC Newtown 9.30am – 4.30pm
23rd January 2018 NPTC Newtown 9.30am – 4.30pm.
16th March 2018 Media Resource Centre Llandrindod Wells 9.30am – 4.30pm

Key Learning Outcomes

Balance risks and rights where unwise decisions risk of harm due to vulnerability may be being made – Discuss inherent jurisdiction, Court of Protection

Learn who is the “decision maker”?

Be familiar with the concept of “best interest”, including Best Interest Assessment Checklist, values, beliefs, etc. culture - who to involve.

Learn about the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA), Court of Protection, Office of  Public Guardian, safeguarding and Dols Team

Substituted Decision making - Lasting Power of Attorney ,   financial LPA, health and welfare LPA, Advance Directive, Court appointed deputies, Court of protection – one off decisions


There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given