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Social Care Law Update Training (Virtual Online)

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Course Tutors
Christina West
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Target Audience
Care Sector / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff / Training for PCC Managers
Adult Social Care
Course description

Social Care Law Update Training for Social Work Practitioners and Managers:

Care Act 2014

• The importance of individual well-being
• The rights of self-funders
• What is a lawful assessment process (R(JF) v Merton [2017])
• The legality of the funding panel
• When must advocacy be provided (R(SG) v Haringey [2015])
• The “Luke Davey case”

Mental Capacity Act 2005

• The capacity assessment
• Best interests and the importance of wishes and feelings
• What happens when past & present wishes and feelings conflict?
• Best wishes and religious practices
• Private law v public law – funding decisions and best interests

Transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to Liberty Protection Safeguards

• What can be authorised by the new scheme?
• Who is the responsible body?
• The required assessments
• New professional roles
• The safeguards
• Wider reforms of the MCA
• Next steps

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

  • Have thoroughly explored how the implications of various acts and how to apply this knowledge in your own practice 

  • Be able to distinguish and apply knowledge and understanding in various settings

  • Update understanding by knowing how organisational policies, and the policies of the relevant Supervisory Body, should be used in your own work setting

  • Identifying the lessons to be learnt from the adult's cases and applying those lessons to future cases

Additional Information

Delivered by Tim Spencer-Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental health, mental capacity and social care law. He works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental health and mental capacity law. He is primarily working on the implementation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

Start Date
Wednesday 17 February 2021
End Date
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Closing Date
Wednesday 10 February 2021
09:30 - 11:30
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