This course is open to all qualified Best Interest Assessors (BIA°s) employed by the London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Islington. The deprivation of liberty safeguards (Mental Capacity Act, 2005) was implemented on the 1 April 2009 and provides a legal framework for the assessment and management of these complex situations. Since the introduction of the DoLS safeguards in 2009 there has been and continues to be significant case law which affects who is entitled to the safeguards and their application. These workshops will provide a mix of structured and informal sessions which give Best interest Assessors (BIA) the opportunity to explore recent case law changes and develop best practice by discussion with BIA colleagues and the trainer. The work shops will also provide opportunities for BIA°s to discuss their recent cases, ask questions and talk through strategies for the resolution of complex concerns or issues which BIA°s may have dealt with as part of their assessments.
Course Content ° Summary of any recent Case law for Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and how this may impact BIA°s practice ° Summary of any significant local or national developments / issues which affect DoLS ° Discussion of any recent complex cases attending BIA°s have dealt with and guidance by the trainer on best practice in problem solving complex issues Learning outcome ° Refreshed knowledge and understanding of Relevant Case Law from the Court of Protection and how this should be applied in practice ° Ensuring assessments are legally compliant and reflect recent case law ° Increased confidence in the practical application of the Dols legislation for report writing ° The opportunity for peer support and networking with other BIA°s
Best interest Assessor (BIA) and Mental Health Assessor (MHA) training courses are fully subsidised for Camden and Islington BIA/MHAs. All others will be charged the indicated course fee.