Self-Neglect & the MCA 10 & 11 June 2021

Date, Time & Location

10 & 11 June 2021 14:00 to 17.00
via Zoom

About the Event

PART 1: 10 June 14:00-17:00

PART 2: 11 June 14:00-17:00

Aims

This one day course aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self-neglect through Safeguarding Adults procedures.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have improved knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self-neglect safeguarding adults cases
  • Understand the role of the local authority within the Care Act Safeguarding Regulations
  • Be able to Identify the legal aspects of the MCA that have particular importance in safeguarding and consider the role and use of the Court of Protection
  • Be able to consider how to use the MCA to respond to cases of self-neglect and identify and carry out best practice in the application of the Act.

Programme

The course will include the following key topics:

  • The Care Act Regulations in relation to safeguarding adults and the role of the local authority
  • The Mental Capacity Act in a national context
  • Self-neglect: definition, examples and challenges
  • Safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity Act: Legal remedies
  • MCA overview: assessment of capacity – Best Interests – Restraint – DOLS
  • Defining and assessing capacity: Fundamentals, case law and practical application
  • Meaning of ‘use or weigh’ in practice – lessons from case law
  • Refusing an assessment of capacity – action and limitations
  • Practice remedies, legal remedies and risk reduction strategies
  • The right to make unwise decisions
  • Exploration of South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) and Bedford Borough Council Ombudsman case
  • Messages from safeguarding adult reviews and research
  • Self-neglect and risk factors that can lead to it
  • Case study-taking action under the MCA in a person’s best interests
  • Robust assessments of capacity- what to document
  • Benefits of multi-agency working
  • The role of the Court of Protection
  • Powers of entry, other legal remedies
  • Positive outcomes for practitioners and service users
  • Case studies and other exercises

The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell

Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983.She is a joint trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases.  Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults.

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 assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.

Are you a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG ?

If you are a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG and require an invoice please email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk for a booking form

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