Mental Capacity Act Module 4 – Restraint and Restriction

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham



Target group:

Delegates will have already completed MCA Level 1 Awareness, or MCA 2005: The Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity and MCA 2005: Supporting Decision Making.
This course is designed for Service Providers (Staff who are delivering health and or social care services to adults in care homes, day centres or within a person’s own home)

Course Objectives:

For those who work directly with vulnerable adults to be able to provide interventions which offer protection and which support peoples’ right to autonomy.

Learning Outcomes:

• Participants will have a clear understanding of different types of restraint;
• Participants will know what constitutes lawful restraint and be able to apply the legal principles of necessity, proportionality and best interests when delivering interventions;
• Participants will understand their responsibilities around the use of restraint in the context of multiple legal and policy frameworks.


A combination of specific teaching input, case studies, group work and experiential learning. This requires a high level of participation, energy and focus from participants. Participants are expected to use the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences around supporting vulnerable adults.

Legislative and Policy Framework:

• Mental Capacity Act 2005
• The Human Rights Act 1998
• Kent and Medway Multi-agency Adult Protection Policy, Protocols and Guidance (January 2015)
• CQC Guidance 1st April 2015)

Duration: Half Day

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