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BIA Supervision Group 29 September 2022

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Date, Time & Location

Sep 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event

Edge is running a supervision group which aims to support Best Interests Assessors with practice issues. Many independent BIAs tell us that they feel isolated and cannot always access supervision services. In addition, many BIAs that work 'in house' do so in addition to an already demanding full time role which makes it difficult to develop their skills as a BIA. The session may also be useful to BIAs returning to practice that would like to gain confidence before they restart their BIA assessments.  The supervision group will be run by an experienced member of the Edge team and numbers will be limited to 6 or less to enable the whole group to raise their own issues/questions.

Please note this is NOT a training course so please attend prepared with your own case or issue that would like to discuss for the supervision group to be successful. 

Given that one peer reflection is required for CPD (Peer reflection - Social Work England) delegates can use the session to act as a 'safe space' to reflect and to learn from colleagues.   The session will also consider DoLS data for 21/22, the role of Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP) and an update on any relevant case law relating to MCA/DoLS.

The course will be delivered by Sara-Jayne Williams

Sara-Jayne Williams is a Social Work England registered social worker, having obtained her professional status in 2001. She has over 24 years of experience in adult social care. She has experience of working with older people, adults with learning disabilities and adults with physical health needs. Sara-Jayne has experience of front line social work practice, supervision and managing a social work team.

Sara-Jayne has a particular interest in the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). For the past six years, she has been employed as the lead MCA/DoLS professional for a local authority, advising social care staff on their use of the MCA and DoLS. She is a member of the National Mental Capacity Forum. Sara-Jayne is also a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) under DoLS. Sara-Jayne is passionate about demystifying the MCA. She is highly motivated, enthusiastic and driven to ensure best practice and compliance with human rights legislation.

Sara-Jayne was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education in 2019. Since 2017, she has been responsible for designing, delivering and reviewing training on the MCA and DoLS. Training has been delivered to a range of audiences, including health and social care, police, housing and colleagues from the private, voluntary and independent sector.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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