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** NEW ** DoLS and LPS Conference – 23rd March 2021 ** BOOKINGS NOW OPEN ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR
Edge are delighted to announce bookings are now open for our annual conference (via Zoom). The day will explore key topics relevant to the work of all DoLS professionals. BIAs and Mental Health Assessors will receive a certificate to evidence their refresher training for the year. The conference will be fully interactive. Questions will be taken throughout the day and there will be the opportunity to get involved in case studies and quizzes with your peers and even win prizes! We hope to see you there and in the meantime please do download the free DoLS Case Law Summary Sheet. Further free resources available on LPS, DoLS, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act are here Please Note: Whilst being delivered online, places are limited. Speakers and Topics Maintaining Human Rights in Care Homes During a Pandemic Dr Oliver Lewis Oliver is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a regular trainer on the Edge team. He has been delivering a number of sessions for Edge on maintaining human rights in care homes during this very challenging pandemic. He has regularly been interviewed by the national press on the issue of care home visiting.  The changing landscape has meant a need to keep on top of the latest law and guidance. Oliver has a huge expertise in the field of human rights law and counts Mr Stanev (Stanev v Bulgaria 2012 ECHR) as one of his former clients. Observing the Court of Protection during a Pandemic Professor Celia Kitzinger  Celia is Co-Director of the Open Justice Court of Protection Project. She has observed over 138 hearings Court of Protection hearings during the pandemic and will share her insights including what professionals are getting right (and wrong!). More generally, Celia will share what the online Court of Protection process has been like and tell our audience how they too, can get involved in the Project so they can see what the (online) Court of Protection experience is really like themselves. 2020-21 DoLS Case Law Update Aasya F Mughal (Chair) Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge and will chair the conference. Aasya 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. Aasya is co-author of the Amazon bestseller The DoLS Handbook and a leading expert in the field of DoLS and LPS. Aasya will provide a case law update covering specially selected DoLS cases from the last year. Medication as a Form of Restraint Petrina Douglas-Hall Petrina is a highly experienced pharmacist and will discuss medication used as a form of chemical restraint and what DoLS assessors should be looking out for. There has been evidence published in the Lancet about the increased prescribing of antipsychotic medication for those with Dementia during the pandemic. Petrina's talk will be particularly useful for BIAs and Mental Health Assessors. Liberty Protection Safeguards....Are We Nearly There Yet? Steven Richards Steven is a director of Edge and a CQC Reviewer. Steven is co-author of the Amazon bestseller The DoLS Handbook and a leading expert on DoLS and the Liberty Protection Safeguards. Steven is independent of the Department of Health and Social Care and his work on challenging the first draft of the Liberty Protection Safeguards led to parliamentarians seeking his guidance on proposed amendments and an invitation to the House of Lords to deliver training on LPS. Steven will provide an overview on where we are now and some of the key changes expected.
Pricing  £150 + VAT (£180) per delegate. This includes a PDF conference booklet and a PDF certificate. 10% discount for groups of 10 or more in one booking (call 07341 277487). Venue  Online via Zoom. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegates. Please Note: Whilst being delivered online, places are limited.

Date and Time

23rd March 2021 from  10.00-16.15

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.
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DoLS Mental Health Assessors Annual Refresher Course – 24th February 2021 ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **
Aims This refresher course has been designed to meet the needs of DoLS Mental Health Assessors. It will cover key topics that cause uncertainty or dilemmas for MH Assessors and go over the main basic requirements of this challenging role. Common Mental Health Act and DoLS interface issues will also be addressed such as the law around the provision of mental health treatment under DoLS. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions from an expert in the field and ask about your own case scenarios.  The day will be delivered by one of the authors of the highly popular Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook who has also trained thousands of doctors on the Mental Health Act; Mental Capacity Act and DoLS. In order to attend this course, you must be a doctor who is also already qualified as a DoLS Mental Health Assessor.  If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements, please contact us. This course assumes a certain level of knowledge about the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. If you are out of practice, to get the most benefit out of the course and in order for the advanced level of the course to be maintained, please revisit the basics of the law prior to attending. In particular, it is imperative that you are fully familiar with Sections 1-6 Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the basic rules on Community Treatment Orders; Guardianship and Section 17 Leave. The Codes of Practice to both Acts contain relevant chapters on these subjects and are available on www.mentalhealthlaw.co.uk Programme  The day will include the following key topics:
  • Latest mental capacity case law
  • Exploring challenging mental capacity issues including establishing the ‘causative nexus’; fluctuating capacity and the standard of proof.
  • Eligibility rules
  • Interface between Mental Health Act and DoLS
  • Latest eligibility case law
  • Record keeping tips
  • Liberty Protection Safeguards- Brief Overview
  • Q & A opportunities throughout the day
  • The day will end with a DoLS quiz.
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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Best Interests Assessors Legal Update (Annual Refresher) – 25 February 2021 ** 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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Deprivation of Liberty, Children and Young People – 4 & 5 March 2021 ** 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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