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.
Participants will have a better understanding of:
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.
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Throughout 30 years of police work, I cannot remember a day’s course that was so entertaining and informative.
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