Autumn 2020 dates TBC

A single training course delivered via live webinar

£75.00 exc. VAT

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Care Act Easements- The Impact of the Coronavirus Act 2020 – ** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **

This event will take place in Autumn 2020.  Dates to be confirmed shortly. Please register your interest by emailing 

Aims : The Coronavirus Act 2020 permits local authorities to relax certain aspects of their duties under the Care Act, where they can justify it. This webinar looks in depth at the ‘easements’ that are permitted, when they should be introduced, what Government Guidance says about applying them, and authorities’ continuing obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the implications for local aurthority practice. It also considers the latest Guidance on assessments under the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during the pandemic. There will be opportunities for participants to raise questions and to consider a typical case study.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • the Coronavirus Act, in particular Schedule 12 setting out the Care Act ‘easements’;
  • Government Guidance on applying the easements;
  • the key articles of the European Convention on Human Rights;
  • what is required of a human rights assessment and consequent decision-making;
  • Government Guidance on MCA and DOLS assessments during the pandemic;
  • how to make defensible social care decisions during the present health crisis..

The course will be delivered Simon Foster

Simon is a freelance legal consultant and trainer specialising in mental health, social care and human rights law. A former local authority solicitor, he was previously head of the legal unit at Mind. In 2004-5 he helped redraft the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and in 2009 he worked on the Ordinary Residence guidance for the Department of Health. From 2011-12 he was interim Head of Legal Support Services at Sense, the deafblind charity. Simon has also taught social care law to social work students at South Bank and Middlesex Universities, and incapacity law to LLM students at Queen Mary University of London.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed direct to delegate upon completion of your booking. 

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