Health & Social Care
 
Working with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
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>>AIM
Participants will gain an understanding of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the Act) and who it affects.  Heavily scenario based, this course will provide an opportunity for participants to apply the five principles of the Act to practical situations.

>>OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term “Incapacity”
  • Describe the 5 principles of the Act
  • State who and how the Act can help
  • Describe how the Act supports a person in planning ahead if they believe they might lack capacity in the future
  • Discuss the legal implications of providing support or care to people who lack capacity including deprivation of liberty
  • Describe the roles of the Public Guardian, the Mental Welfare Commission, the Court and the Local Authority in safeguarding adults who lack capacity

>>DURATION
One day.

>>PARTICIPANT NUMBERS
This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

>>DESIGNED FOR
All staff who work with service users, relatives, colleagues, external agencies and want to be confident that they understand and are applying the principles of the Act appropriately.

 

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Adults with Incapacity (Scoltland) Act (2000)