Central London EC4Y - closest underground station is Temple
£140.00 exc. VAT
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Authorised Signatories Training Course 21st September 2018
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.
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
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 email@example.com or call 07341 277487.