Law, Ethics and Safeguarding in Dementia Care

This micro-skills course provides an overview of your duty of care to ensure safe practice. It describes the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (UK) which include that you are to always act in the best interests of people living with dementia who may lack capacity to make a particular decision. It discusses the requirement that you can recognise and act on neglect, abuse or exploitation in your or your colleagues’ practice with reference to safeguarding procedures.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this micro-skills course you will be able to:

  1. Enable people living with dementia to exercise choice regarding their care and treatment
  2. Recommend what to do if someone living with dementia lacks capacity to make a specific decision
  3. Explain how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  4. Recognise and act upon your safeguarding concerns in order to uphold human rights
  5. Describe the key legislation relevant to care for people living with dementia

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.