Senior Management/Nurses Intermediate Level Support Staff/VolunteersIntroductory Level

Mental capacity and best interests

  • Overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Practice
  • Protections and obligations under the Act
  • The principles in action
  • Practical application of section 4, the ‘best interest’ checklist

Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

  • Background
  • The DOLs process – an overview
  • Your duties
  • The role of the IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate)
  • Key cases
  • Future proposals
  • Overlap with other legislation (safeguarding / best interests)

Understanding the Care Act 2014

  • Introducing the ‘wellbeing principle’
  • Information and advice
  • Assessments of ‘eligible needs’
  • Financial assessments
  • The Advocacy duty
  • Overview of safeguarding obligations


  • Overview of the legal framework
  • What does ‘safeguarding’ mean?
  • HOW to identify safeguarding concerns
  • HOW to respond to safeguarding issues – your responsibilities
  • Learning through case studies

NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

  • The assessment process explained
  • When to checklist
  • Understand the difference between health and social care needs – the Coughlan case
  • Legal duties and responsibilities – what are your rights?
  • Record keeping
  • Your role in the assessment process
  • Top-ups and ‘hotel services’
  • What happens when a person’s eligibility stops?
  • Funded Nursing Care contribution

We will also be holding a "Legal Updates" seminar for Care Home Managers which will cover current 'hot topics' including:

Management Training

  • Complaint handling
  • Contracts
  • Your role in a safeguarding enquiry
  • Legal authority – working alongside Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders
  • Funding issues for clients

If you would like to book a training module or register your interest for the Care Home Manager seminar, please contact Esme Hill on 01926 491181 or email: