Care workers must follow the legal safeguards in the MCA in order to support individuals to make decisions about their care and to know whether, and how, to make a decision on their behalf.
If you’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), our Recommendations for CQC providers guide includes a section on induction related training that has information about Mental Capacity Act awareness training. We don’t directly deliver training but our guide can help you consider what you need to cover with care workers to effectively induct them.
Have a look at our learning provider directory to search for providers we’ve endorsed that deliver MCA training and qualifications.
Our Learn from Others online resource lets you to find out about good practice in other organisations and learn from some their challenges. It includes learning materials and a session plan about the Mental Capacity Act aligning it with the Care Certificate induction standards.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have published a report and related resources that look at the Mental Capacity Act and care planning. They include:
- key messages
- promoting human rights, choice and control
- care planning, involvement and person-centred care
- care planning, liberty and autonomy
- monitoring MCA implementation
- a monitoring checklist.
These resources are available from SCIE website.
We've published a range of resources and publications to support the adult social care workforce who work in mental health settings.
We also have resources to help build the resilience of the social care workforce so they can look after themselves, whilst continuing to care for others.