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Sweeping changes to the law and practice of the Court of Protection in 2007 radically overhauled this growing topic. Aside from looking at the law and procedure of powers of attorney you will also consider the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 more broadly. The course will look at the role of the Court of Protection and an overview of the forms required to appoint a deputy

Who is Lasting Power of Attorney aimed at?

The course is aimed at social workers who work with older people, people with learning disabilities and others who cannot manage their own property and affairs.

Course Length

Half day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will:

  • understand the main changes made by the Mental Capacity Act, 2005
  • identify the different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney & understand the benefits and drawbacks of each
  • understand the registration process and why it is important
  • have knowledge of forms required to register a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • appreciate the importance of advanced decisions and statutory will applications
  • recognise the formalities for and role of a Living Will

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