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A 1 day BIA refresher course

Who is Best Interests Assessor (Refresher) aimed at?

Practitioners in adult social care teams

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will have:- 

  • Consideration of the continued impact of the 2014 Supreme Court judgement in Cheshire West, particularly, in light of the recent Staffordshire Ombudsmen Report
  • The increased role of the Court of Protection in Community/Domestic deprivation of liberty cases to include relevant case law
  • Self-neglect, capacity, and the use of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court
  • Assessing capacity – good practice guidance – to include BPS Guidance May 2019, CQC Guidance on Sexual Relations, NICE Guidelines Review of CQC annual DoL report, statistics, and trends, latest DoLS news, research, and guidance
  • Looking to the future: an overview of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and the “Liberty Protection Safeguards” with a close look at the various roles the Safeguards will introduce to include the Approved Mental Capacity Professional role.


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