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Sara-Jayne Williams

Sara-Jayne Williams is a Social Work England registered social worker, having obtained her professional status in 2001. 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 eight years, she was 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. Sara-Jayne has designed, delivered and reviewed training on the MCA, DoLS and the Care Act 2014. 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.

What people say about Sara-Jayne

"Sara was very patient and clear, and presented quite a lot of information in a short time period in a clear and well-resented way."

"Sara is so passionate about this subject it makes the training really engaging"

"I always find Sarah-Jayne very interesting and learn a lot from her vast knowledge of MCA.She engages with all the delegates and is very enthusiastic. We are now working on a plan to updating staff and review all our care plans following the training."

"Really enjoyable and interesting training session. Sara-Jayne was very knowledgeable andmodified the training well to the conversations being held with participants."

"Sara is a fantastic, enthusiastic trainer who engages the people attending the course, herability to explain and give relevant examples is brilliant. Highly recommend!"

"Refreshingly bright, vibrant and personable throughout - even during the infrequent short periods of radio silence! Her bubbly disposition was a welcome change!  Professional, balanced and interactive - well executed. Encouraged several breaks

to promote health and wellbeing"

"Great course, with good up to date case  law and complaint outcomes  1 have been on a few sessions led by Sara and I always find her warm, engaging, knowledgeable and really supportive. Sara is a credit to EDGE and a real asset. I found the training document useful and will be handy to refer back to throughout the year. I definitely feel more competent and confident in Care Act practice, which I can also use to share with my team and peers." 

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