Understanding Mental Capacity, Threshold of Understanding and Fluctuating Capacity. 9 February 2023

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STEP Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
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Web Event

In this webinar, Tim Farmer will cover:

Part 1 Introduction to Mental Capacity
By the end of this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the importance of the individual and keeping them at the centre of the assessment process
  • Have an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Understand the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how to apply them in practice
  • Understand the ‘two-stage test’ as an assessment framework and how to apply it

Part 2 Threshold of understanding and fluctuating capacity
By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Know how to define the threshold of understanding
  • Know how to apply the CMSL (Concepts/Mechanics/Short Term/Long Term) model and set the threshold of understanding
  • Understand why setting it at the right level is so important
  • Have some knowledge of case law relating to the threshold of understanding
  • Have learnt how to manage fluctuating capacity

Tim Farmer is the Clinical Director and co-founder of Comentis
A multi-award-winning author and expert witness, he has over 25 years’ experience and specialises in the assessment of mental capacity and financial vulnerability.

He is a member of the leadership team for the National Mental Capacity Forum, a subject matter expert for the PFS Vulnerability Task Force and is also a member of the TISA Vulnerable Customers Working Group.

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15:00 - 17:00
Chris Hadley
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