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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Authorised Signatories Training Course 25th February 2019
Aims This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures.    Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories.  Learning outcomes
  • Understand the responsibilities of the Supervisory Body in relation to DOLS
  • Explain the statutory basis and functions of a signatory
  • Demonstrate how recent case law affects the role of the signatory and consider its application in practice
Programme
  • Commentary on DoLS – government and Supreme Court
  • Latest news from Department of Health, CQC etc
  • DoLS signatories – what has changed in the last year?
  • DoLS – scrutiny and the role of the supervisory body + SCIE guidance
  • The DoLS assessments and new forms and guidance
  • Form 3 – BIA assessment
  • Defining Deprivation of Liberty – Article 5
  • Case study – restraint or deprivation of liberty?
  • The Supreme Court ruling – Cheshire West
  •  Continuous supervision and control and not free to leave
  • A person can now be deprived of liberty even though…
  • What to look for on Form 3 – deprived of liberty?
  • The best interests – the law
  • Best Interests assessment – what to look for
  • Case study – best interests?
  • Statistics for DoLS + latest ADASS advice
  • Residential schools and DoLS case law
  • Harm to the person and a proportionate response
  • Mental Capacity Assessment – Form 3 and 4
  • Recent case law on assessment of capacity – what a person needs to understand
  • Assessment of capacity – what to look for
  • Case study – assessment of capacity
  • Duration of DoLS
  • Conditions – when, why and what?
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Form 5 - The Supervisory Body’s decision
  • Wider practice issues for managers in social services
  • Questions that remain – future case law
The course will be delivered by Steven Richards  Steven is a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission and a specialist advisor in relation to the Mental Capacity Act. He is a Director of Edge training and consultancy and has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, both for the NHS and voluntary sector. He has been an in-patient advocate for Mind and as an advocate represented directly before the Court of Protection. Steven has trained health and social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act since its inception and regularly delivers legal update training to DoLS assessors (BIAs and Mental Health Assessors) and authorising signatories. Steven is co-author of three books, Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - 2nd edition, Working with the Mental Health Act – 3rd edition and The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook – 1st edition. He also co-authors a number of wallcharts on the Acts which are used nationally and a mobile App on the Mental Capacity Act.
Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.  
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Level 3 Safeguarding Adults – 4th March 2019
Aims: This one-day Level 3 Safeguarding Adults training course offers delegates the opportunity to explore the legal framework, which underpins safeguarding adults work, and to explore the key challenges that may arise in practice. It will guide the delegates through the safeguarding adults process and focus on making safeguarding personal. It is for all staff who may be involved in safeguarding adult work which could include social workers, community care officers, social care workers, social care managers, GP’s, practice nurses, heads of quality, chief nurses, designated nurses for safeguarding adults, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the requirements of the Care Act 2014 in relation to adult safeguarding
  • Describe personalised responses to adults at risk of harm that reflect the principles of safeguarding
  • Understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of partner agencies
  • Consider the issues surrounding consent, capacity, confidentiality and information sharing
  • Describe the key steps and timescales of the adult safeguarding pathway in line with policy and procedures
  • Understand what informs a decision to undertake an enquiry.
  • Increased ‘legal literacy’ in relation to protecting adults from abuse and neglect
 Programme: The day will include the following key topics:
  • News update, recent developments, case law, reports in relation to safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding Adults legislation, professional duties under The Care 2014 and relevant multi-agency safeguarding adults' policies and procedures
  • Application of the principles of making safeguarding personal
  • Identify factors that contribute towards a decision to undertake a S42 Enquiry
  • Identify who can carry out an enquiry
  • Identify the objectives of a S42 Enquiry
  • Work with an adult/in their best interests to develop an action plan
  • Identify a need for independent advocacy
  • Be able to develop a safeguarding plan
  • Practice issues for staff
  • Links between safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Case studies - a number of cases studies to apply learning in practice
The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983.She is a joint trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases. Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults. Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.
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Edge’s Annual DoLS Conference 2019 – a one day conference in central London – 8th March 2019
Edge’s Annual DoLS Conference- 8th March 2019  Central London Speakers: Lord Justice Baker, Sneha Khilay, Alex Ruck Keene, Steven Richards & Mr E (one of the carers in the Bournewood judgment). Chair: Aasya F Mughal Edge is pleased to announce that our next conference for DoLS professionals will be held at The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in London on 8th March 2019. This Edge conference may be used to meet the annual training requirement for DoLS Assessors (BIAs or Mental Health Assessors). The conference will also be useful for many other professionals working within the DoLS field such as social workers; DoLS signatories; lawyers; care home managers; hospital staff and others. The day will include the latest DoLS case law, news and research. The conference will also explore the Liberty Protection Safeguards (the replacement for DoLS).  All topics have been especially selected to assist practitioners in their practice. Speakers  Lord Justice Jonathan Baker, Court of Appeal Judge: RPR Selection, Duties and Responsibilities.  Lord Justice Baker has delivered judgments of huge significance in the field of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. His cases AJ (Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards) [2015] EWCOP 5  and RD & Ors (Duties and Powers of Relevant Person’s Representatives and Section 39D IMCAS) (Rev 1) [2016] EWCOP 49 are just two examples. These cases gave vital guidance to BIAs, IMCAs, Representatives (RPRs) DoLS Teams and families. With such a low rate of appeal under DoLS, it is important to revisit the messages of these vital cases. Lord Justice Baker's talk will also be of particular interest in light of the reduced right of advocacy under LPS. Sneha Khilay, Edge Trainer & Consultant: Unconscious Bias and DoLS Assessments An expert on the subject of unconscious bias in relation to race, culture and diversity in both the world of social care and large corporations, Sneha will speak about how to avoid unconscious bias in DoLS assessments and will give tips to DoLS Assessors to make them more aware of their actions. Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister & Author: A DoLS Case Law Update Alex is a leading barrister in the field (with 39 Essex Chambers) and delivers training with Edge. He is an author of the excellent Court of Protection Handbook and was a legal consultant to the Law Commission for LPS. Alex will provide his highly popular annual DoLS Case Law Update. Alex is always able to ensure his talk is accessible and practical. Steven Richards, Director of Edge, CQC Reviewer & Author: The Future: Liberty Protection Safeguards-  where are we now? Steven created a survey which was influential in ensuring members of the House of Lords were properly informed about practitioners' views on the first draft of the LPS Bill. Steven was also invited to provide training  to Peers on the impact of LPS on practice. By March, we will know with much greater clarity what the final version of LPS will look like and Steven will be able to guide the conference through the key changes and what they will mean for current DoLS assessors and most importantly, vulnerable people lacking mental capacity. Mr E, Carer of HL: The Bournewood judgment and the impact of the Liberty Protection Safeguards? Mr E was the carer in the hugely significant case of HL v United Kingdom 2004 often known as the Bournewood judgment. Without this case, a law which today provides legal rights to thousands of vulnerable people may never have been possible. Mr E will tell the conference what led him to take HL’s case to the European Court of Human Rights and his views on the future for people in similar situations to that of HL (compliant, incapacitated hospital patients). Chair: Aasya F Mughal, Director of Edge, Barrister and Author  Aasya co authors (with Steven) books on DoLS, the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act. and also delivers training to frontline staff on these subjects. Most recently, Aasya provided guidance to members of the House of Lords and charities on LPS including the drafting of legal clauses for the purpose of tabling amendments to LPS. Pricing £145 + VAT (£174) This includes a conference booklet, a certificate, refreshments, and a sandwich lunch. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk or call 07341 277487  
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Understanding the Court of Protection 15th March 2019
Aims: This one day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect; the best way to give evidence; the key court of protection roles; courtroom etiquette and terminology. The course will help delegates prepare to give evidence and deal with challenging questioning. A barrister in the field will give them tips on staying calm and composed under pressure and ensuring the evidence they give is fair, balanced and accurately represents application of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act to the Court of Protection judge. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the day, participants will have learned: ·         The practical aspects of attending the Court of Protection such as courtroom etiquette and what to expect ·         How to deal with challenging questioning ·         The key roles of those attending court ·         The key terminology of the Court of Protection ·         Tips on giving evidence and staying calm under pressure Programme: The day will include the following key topics: ·         Introduction and overview of the day ·         Introducing the Court of Protection ·         Key legal terms in the Court of Protection and what they mean ·         Courtroom etiquette ·         Giving evidence- tips on staying in control ·         Common errors that might be challenged through cross examination ·         Further discussion and questions, evaluations and close The course will be delivered by: Sophy Miles Called to the Bar in March 2015, Sophy qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She was a founding partner at award-winning firm Miles and Partners LLP where she led the mental health and capacity team for 16 years, before becoming a consultant in 2012. As a solicitor she has been involved in significant human rights cases brought under the inherent jurisdiction and in the Court of Protection (JE v DE and others, [2006] EWHC 3459 (Fam); Hillingdon v Neary [2011] EWHC 3522 (COP)). Sophy has a busy and varied Court of Protection practice which includes personal welfare, international adult protection, medical treatment and property cases, as well as challenges against deprivation of liberty authorisations. She advises in all areas of mental health law, where her long experience as a mental health solicitor gives her a practical understanding of the issues. She advises on displacement of nearest relative applications; complex Tribunals; and disputes over entitlement to after-care. Sophy regularly advises on public law challenges arising under community care legislation. These have included the application of the Care Act 2014 to vulnerable prisoners and challenges to Care Act assessments. Sophy undertakes civil actions under the Human Rights Act where there is a mental health or mental capacity element. Sophy is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee. She regularly trains on the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and on the Court of Protection. Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.  
 
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