Date, Time & Location
Dec 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
About the Event
This one day course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
- To consider what evidence to present to meet the legal requirements of DoLS.
- To understand the latest case law as it applies to DoLS and how to apply this to BIA assessments.
- To be able to use the combined assessment form (form 3) for BIAs effectively
- No refusals assessment – what to record
- Continuous supervision and control & not to free to leave in detail
- The person is deprived of their liberty– what to record
- Best interests – what to record to meet the requirements of the statutory checklist
- It is necessary to deprive the person of their liberty in this way in order to prevent harm to the person – what to record
- Depriving the person of their liberty in this way is a proportionate response – what to record
- Benefits and burdens analysis – how to use and what to record
- Selecting a representative – the eligibility criteria and what to record
- Setting the maximum authorisation period – justifying the maximum authorisation period
- Setting conditions – what to consider and how to record
- DoLS assessment of capacity – the decision and general principles.
- Recording the capacity assessment
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.
Course Place£150.00Tax: +£30.00 VAT