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Deprivation of Liberty, Children and Young People – 5th & 6th November 2020 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **
Aims: This one day course (split over 2 webinar sessions) aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and the impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people. Learning Outcomes: ·    Understand the ‘presumption of capacity’ from age 16; the overlap with parental responsibility until the age of 18 and how this differs to consent provided for children under 16  ·    Understand the supreme court ruling and it’s application to those aged under 18 ·    Identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring and how to make it lawful:  Programme: The day will include the following key topics: ·    Deprivation of Liberty – overview – European Court onwards ·    Supreme Court ruling – overview and its application to children and young people ·    Law Society guidance following the Supreme Court ruling – children’s chapter ·    Recent case law applying the Supreme Court ruling to those under 18 ·    New threshold for deprivation of liberty set by the Supreme Court ·    ‘Continuous supervision and control’ – guidance and examples from case law ·    ‘Not free to leave’ – guidance and examples from case law ·    Case law review involving children since the Supreme Court ruling ·    Residential schools, non-secure children’s homes and foster placements ·    Deprivation of liberty - finding of fact and how to make it lawful ·    18+ in / not in a care home or hospital ·    16-17 and Under 16 in any placement ·   Parental consent (scope of parental responsibility) its authority and limitations in relation to deprivation of liberty – case law review including the impact of the Court of Appeal decision in November 2017 for 16 and 17 year olds ·    DoLS procedure overview ·    Court of Protection applications overview ·    Interaction with other legislation – Children Act, Mental Health Act ·    Practice issues for social care staff and managers. ·    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 and certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegate upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.
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Understanding & Attending the Coroner’s Court  – 13 November 2020 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **
Aims This half day webinar training course aims to familiarise local authority and healthcare staff with the Coroner’s court process, with particular focus on report writing and giving evidence in the Coroner’s court. Learning outcomes  
  • Be familiar with the process in Coroner’s Court
  • Understand the role of the local authority and healthcare staff in the process
  • Be more confident about giving evidence in the process
  • Have a clearer understanding of how to write reports for Coroner’s Court and what is needed
 Programme The day will include the following key topics:
  • Coroner’s Court- overview. Role of the Coroner, powers of the court.
  • Types of cases dealt with by the court
  • Schedule 5 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Prevention of Future Deaths) PFD reports
  • Preparation of a statement for court
  • Relevant fact / irrelevant fact exercise
  • How to give evidence effectively, hints and tips.
The course will be delivered by Ian Brownhill  Ian specialises in public law, human rights and regulatory law. Ian has a broad public law and human rights practice which focusses on mental capacity, education law, criminal justice, prison law and community care. Much of Ian’s regulatory practice complements his public law work and he is often instructed in cases which involve safeguarding, social care or healthcare. In recent times, Ian has increasingly advised on regulatory matters related to sport. Ian’s international practice is varied but primarily focusses on matters relating to mental capacity, criminal justice or wider human rights issues. He has been instructed by, or worked on cases with, lawyers from: Canada, the United States, Germany, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Ireland and the Isle of Mann. In addition, Ian is often instructed by charities, NGOs and companies with an international reach, especially in respect of safeguarding matters. Ian is recommended as a leading junior for Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission C Panel of Counsel. Ian acts pro bono for the families of missing people, he acts for the mother of Ben Needham and the mother of Damien Nettles. Ian is a Trustee of the Sentencing Academy and HM Assistant Coroner for Kent. A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735 – leading case on capacity to make decisions as to sex (led by Parishil Patel QC) R. (on the application of EG) v Parole Board[2020] EWHC 1457 (Admin) – judicial review claim in respect of the treatment of prisoners who lack capacity to conduct their parole process (led by Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC) Re SF (injunctive relief) [2020] EWCOP 19 – the power of the Court of Protection to make injunctions. Re EOA [2019] EWCOP 54 – interim decisions in respect of P who had been the alleged victim of indoctrination. A Hospital v JJ [2019] EWCOP 41 – serious medical treatment case involving capacity related to diabetes and the validity of an advanced decision. Public Guardian v TW [2016] EWCOP 18 – appointment of deputies where there is a history of family disputes. Includes all course materials and a certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegate upon completion of your booking. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.
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Best Interests Assessors Legal Update (Annual Refresher) – 16 November 2020 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR**
Aims:  This one day course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes:
  • Consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance
  • Examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role
  • Reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice 
Programme- the day will include the following key topics which may be subject to some minor amendments to reflect the latest case law and guidance at the time of delivery : 
  • Coronavirus Guidance – overview and impact on the MCA and DoLS
  • Remote assessments- guidance and case law
  • Coronavirus and DoLS – case law
  • Best interests during the pandemic
  • DoLS appeals (s21A) – case law
  • Assessing mental capacity – recent case law
  • Representatives: the role of the BIA – case law
  • The acid test – latest case law
  • Case studies
  • Liberty Protection Safeguards – brief overview
  • DoLS Quiz
  • Discussion Points
The course will be delivered by Aasya Mughal Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge Training & Consultancy Ltd. She was called to the Bar in 2003 and has provided legal representation for individuals and businesses in civil litigation cases and for patients in appeals against their detention under the Mental Health Act. Aasya also gained considerable experience as an in-patient advocate working with detained patients on a number of mental health wards and also appeared before the Court of Protection in this role. Aasya has volunteered for the human rights organisation Liberty providing legal information and advice to the public on human rights law and also volunteers her time to deliver training to families on the Mental Capacity Act through Edge.  Most recently, she has been providing guidance to charities and members of the House of Lords on the Liberty Protection Safeguards including the drafting of amendments to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (now Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019). She is co-author of a smartphone App, three books and four wall charts on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards used by local authorities, hospitals, advocacy groups, universities and lawyers. These books are highly reviewed on Amazon. Includes all course materials and a certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegate upon completion of your booking. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.  
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Unconscious Bias (race, equality and discrimination in social and healthcare settings) 18th November 2020 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **
Aims This three hour webinar provides an opportunity to understand the concept of Unconscious Bias and its theoretical and research basis.   Through ongoing research,  it has become apparent that sometimes we make choices which subtly discriminate in favour of or against certain characteristics in a person or group. These choices are based at an unconscious level, known as Unconscious (Implicit) bias or hidden assumptions. The session will explore the concept of unconscious bias at an individual and organisational level with a focus on health and social care practice.  It also enables participants to identify positive examples in practice and measures to overcome unconscious bias. This course will be especially useful for social workers, BIAs, AMHPS, s12 doctors, GPs, nurses, care home managers, DoLS MH Assessors, doctors and other staff working in health and social care settings. Programme The session  will include the following key topics:
  • Introduction and aims for the day
  • What is meant by unconscious biases and how it is manifested
  • Impact of unconscious bias on the receiver
  • Science, research and statistics
  • How our mind focuses + case studies
  • Types of biases
  • Measure for overcoming bias
  • Managing situations professionals encounter – examples
  • Action plans
Learning outcomes   By the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand how individual and group bias impacts on behaviours, attitudes, relationships and decisions
  • Understand the risks and implications of negative outcomes from unchecked unconscious bias
  • Identify areas of personal bias and implications on decision making processes in the health and social care setting.
  • Apply the concept of unconscious bias to health and social care practice and identify methods for managing unconscious bias
The course will be delivered by Sneha Kilhay Sneha Khilay has an MSC in Human Resources and is an NLP practitioner and accredited executive coach.  She has lectured at Hertfordshire University and Bournemouth University ASW/AMHP programme and is a regular contributor to the London School of Economics Diversity Section.   She has published various articles and writes a monthly newsletter on equality.  Sneha has advised the NHS and local authorities on equality and unconscious bias as well as the private and corporate sectors.   Her projects include work with the United Nations and the Home Office.  She has recently been interviewed on the BBC Inside Out programme on the impact of bias in recruitment processes. Includes all course materials and certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed to you upon once booking is completed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.
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