Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

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The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 training has been developed for social care staff and managers working with people with disabilities. This training will provide knowledge and understanding of how the Act may affect the clients they support.

The training looks at how the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is replacing the Lunacy Regulations Act 1871. The training will aid learning and discussion on how the Act will impact practice.

The training will give participants the knowledge on how to complete a functional assessment as well as when and why you would complete one. Participants will also gain insight on the effect the Act will have on current wardships (Wards of Court).

The training provides information on the mechanisms the Act (once commenced) will provide to assist decision making for relevant clients.

· Commencement stage of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

· Lunacy Regulations Act 1871

· Who is the Act for?

· Assessing Capacity

· The Functional Assessment

· Reasonable Accommodations

· The Guiding Principles

· Mechanisms under the Act to support decision making

· Ward of Court/Wardship

  • Who the Capacity Act is for?
  • What is Capacity?
  • Assessing Capacity
  • The participant will learn about the old approaches to assessing capacity:
  • The Status Approach
  • The Outcome Approach
  • The Functional Approach under the Act to assess capacity.
  •  Participants will understand when a functional assessment is needed.
  •  How to compete a Functional Assessment with service users.
  •  The guiding principles of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015
  •  Reasonable accommodations to support and build decision making capacity.
  •  Participant will gain an understanding of the options available to support individuals with decision making once the Act commences.
  •  Decision Representatives
  •  Co-Decision Maker
  •  Decision Making Assistant
  •  Options available for persons planning ahead
  •  Advanced Healthcare Directive
  •  Enduring Power of Attorney

Contact & Location

10am to 02pm. 3rd March 2020. Riasc Centre, Feltrim Rd,
Dublin (0)


This is a one day (4 hour) course


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