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.