Mental Capacity Act Conference

Mental Capacity Act Conference

Respectful – Personal – Lawful

Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH

14th March 2018

This one day event will help you develop a greater understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and using it in practice


Why you should attend…

  • You’ll appreciate the Mental Capacity Act and how it relates to the Human Rights Act
  • Have increased awareness of case law and requirements for practitioners
  • Improve your confidence in Assessing Capacity and making Best Interest Decisions



2018 Keynote Speaker- Claire De Than A Professor, Law Commissioner, Author, Legal Consultant with expertise in the Human Rights Act

AFTA Thought Performance – This talented drama group who will bring to life some thought provoking scenarios to help us reflect on our practice

Programme –

09.00 – 09.30 – Signing in and tea and coffee

09.30 – 09.40 – Open Conference

09.40 – 9.50 –  Welcome and Introduction

09.50 – 11.00 – Keynote speaker – Claire De Than

11.00 – 11.30 – Break

11.30 – 13.00 – AFTA Thought

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 – Workshop 1

15.00 – 15.30 –  Break

15.30 – 16.30 – Workshop 2

You will have the opportunity of attending 2 workshops which include:

MCA and Assessing Capacity

This session will focus the complexities and challenges of assessing capacity and the skills and knowledge needed to do that

Best Interests Decision Making

To consider how to approach best interest’s decision making to ensure that our practise is fully compliant with the law and keeping the person at the centre of the process

Case Law Update

The MCA is 10 years old but is continually changing largely through decisions made through the court of Protection. This is a review of the twists and turns and how this has affected the way we use and interpret the MCA and what we may expect in the future

MCA and Dementia

A chance to look at how we work with people who are living with Dementia. Hopefully this workshop will challenge some of our presumptions and assumptions and give an opportunity to consider how our practise contributes to people’s wellbeing

Safeguarding and Self Neglect

A workshop being run by experienced Safeguarding Practitioners looking at the very complex are of self neglect and hoarding

Common Psychiatric Diagnosis and how these impact on capacity 

An opportunity to consider a range of common psychiatric conditions looking at presentation and symptoms and where this may or may not impact on a person’s capacity

Who is this for?
Managers and Senior Staff in Health and Social Care Services who already have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act.  The event includes a buffet lunch and there is ample parking at the venue

Confirmation of places: This will be completed once payment is received

Closing date: 9th Feb 2018

Cost: £60 per place (DCC Staff have been reserved a number of free places, (DHUFT have also prepaid for a number of spaces so are at no additional cost, please discuss with your manager)

Payment methods – Credit/Debit card – when you complete a nomination form it will take you to a credit/debit payment facility BACS: sort code: 60-07-01, Bank account 59190019, reference 236201 100124 and the nomination reference advised once applied for Telephone 01305 224823 quoting 236201 100124 and the nomination reference advised once applied for

Cancellation policy: You must give at least two weeks’ notice if you are unable to attend to or phone 01305 225650 

Please note, this programme and the workshops could be subject to change or variation.

To Book Your Place

Contact us – Mental Capacity Act Team Phone:  01305 225650 web: