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2017-06-29 Edge Training: Deprivation of liberty in children and young people - Sheffield, 29/6/17 This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and their impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people. Speaker: Dawn Revell. Cost: £130 plus VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-06-30 MHLA: Court of Protection Conference - London, 30/6/17 This is the Mental Health Lawyers Association's fourth annual Court of Protection Conference. Keynote speaker: Mr Justice Munby. Speakers: Penny Cooper, Jake Kraft, Sophy Miles, Floyd Porter, Alex Ruck Keene, and Tim Spencer-Lane. Cost: £120 (MHLA members); £180 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2017-07-10 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 10/7/17 This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £130 plus VAT. See flyer for further details and booking information
2017-07-11 PELT: Introduction to Forensic Patients - Hoylake, 11/7/17 Full title: "Introduction to Forensic Patients - A journey through the system". Course description: "Professionals working in the criminal justice system often have little understanding of what happens once a person enters the mental health system. The opposite is also true. Forensic patients are those sent to hospital by the criminal justice system. This course will take you on a journey from arrest to charge to sentence and then into hospital with Tribunals/Hospital Managers hearings and then back into the community. The course will focus on the different law and procedures of those who are subject to the powers of the Ministry of Justice. It will be of particular value to mental health lawyers who want to obtain a greater understanding of the world of the forensic patient and criminal lawyers who need to understand the journey that those sentenced under the MHA take. It will assist managers who are often faced with particular difficulties in admitting forensic patients and will be of value to all those whose work involves contact with this patient group." Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2017-07-14 Edge Training: MH Assessors Annual Refresher Course - London, 14/7/17 This refresher course has been designed to meet the needs of DOLS Mental Health Assessors. It will cover key topics that cause uncertainty or dilemmas for MH Assessors and go over the main basic requirements of this challenging role. Common Mental Health Act and DOLS interface issues will also be addressed such as the law around the provision of mental health treatment under DOLS. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Price: £180 + VAT (£216). See flyer for further information and booking details.
2017-07-20 PELT: DOL made simple, including MHA or MCA - Hoylake, 20/7/17 Course description: "The disagreements between the judiciary have not helped our understanding of DOLs. This course will leave you feeling much more confident. The CQC has made DOL a priority on inspections. The Supreme Court leaves us in no doubt what is and is not a DOL. But how is all this applied in practice to protect not only the service user, but the professionals and service providers as well? How does this impact on ‘informal’ patients under the MHA and the role of AMHPs and Tribunals? What does ‘continuous supervision and control’ really mean? What is ‘free to leave’? Damages for unlawful DOL. This course will leave you feeling confident in how the law should be applied." Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2017-09-21 Switalskis Solicitors: Ninth Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - York, 21/9/17 This conference is aimed at advocates, IMCAs, and professionals working in community care, adult social care, health care, voluntary organisations and charities. Speakers: Mr Justice Baker, Sophy Miles, Alastair Pitblado, Neil Allen, Christian Walsh, David Lock QC, Joseph O’Brien. Cost: £100 plus VAT (free places are available for registered charities). See Switalskis website for further details and booking information.
2017-10-06 Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 6/10/17 This one-day interactive course for mental health and social care professionals reviews the different manifestations of hoarding and the possible origins of this behaviour, and then considers a range of possible responses under the law and where each one might be appropriate. Speaker: Simon Foster. Cost: £130 plus VAT. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-10-30 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Report Writing Course - London, 30/10/17 This course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally-defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-11-03 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - Sheffield, 3/11/17 This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.