In 2014, a landmark Supreme Court judgment set out an ‘acid test’ to identify a deprivation of liberty. SInce then, various judgments have added to the legal landscape and considered the nuances of this now infamous test. Six years on, we have a significant bank of case law concerning various settings and varying degrees of treatment and care, including the use of technology and whether these constitute a deprivation of liberty. This practical course will help participants break down the key messages from judges in the Court of Protection and apply them to their own cases. Questions will be encouraged throughout to assist understanding.
With the Liberty Protection Safeguards due to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and a wider range of professionals becoming involved, the need to understand these court judgments becomes more important now than ever. It will be delivered by one of the authors of The DoLS Handbook which is widely used by DoLS professionals, universities and others.
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Who needs this course?
If you have been asked to identify people that are deprived of their liberty in order to prepare for LPS, this course will help you identify deprivation of liberty in various settings. The course will also be useful for BIAs that are out of practice, care home managers, those new to completing applications for community deprivation of liberty (COPDOL11) such as CHC nurses & DoLS teams
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 certificate. Webinar access details will be emailed to you upon once booking is completed.
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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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