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Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

Who is it aimed at?

Social workers and social care staff based within CTLDs, Transition Team, CRTs and CMHTs. Managers and deputies employed in both local authority and independent provider services.

What are the objectives?

The training will offer the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in relation to assessing capacity and best interests under the Mental Capacity Act. It will specifically address the following:

  • The principles and procedures behind the assessment of capacity
  • The identification of who should assess capacity and best interests
  • How to assess capacity in practical terms
  • Best Interest decision making
  • Matters to bear in mind when assessing capacity and making a best interest decision-e.g impact of LPAs or undue influence
  • Good practice issues

How will it make a difference?

This will develop staff knowledge and skills and consequently enable them to provide service users with appropriate support.

Delivery method:



Multi Days - Training delivered online in two lots of 3 hour sessions


No Charge

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council but meet the eligibility criteria to attend this course should complete this application form.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application if you are a council employee or visit this page if you do not directly work for us. It is important that you complete the correct online application form, if you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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