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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2019-02-11 Edge Training: Unconscious Bias - London, 11/2/19 This one day course gives staff the opportunity to consider the concept of Unconscious Bias and its theoretical and research basis. Speaker: Sneha Kilhay. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-02-12 PELT: Becoming a Mental Health Act administrator - the basics (new course) - Hoylake, 12/2/19 This new course is designed to equip new or less-experienced MHAAs with the tools to do their job effectively. It will assume little or no knowledge of the MHA. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-02-13 PELT: Advanced course for MHAAs (new course) - Hoylake, 13/2/19 Being a MHAA is a demanding role where you are often expected to perform many and various tasks. This course assumes basic knowledge and experience and will examine the many demands of job and provide some effective and legal coping mechanisms including keeping the CQC happy. In addition to the MHA, the Code and the Regulations the course will analyse the relevance and implications of case law. It will also look at how the MCA and DoLs dovetail into the MHA. The course will enable a group of experienced MHAAs to get together and share both the demands of the job and some solutions. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-02-25 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 25/2/19 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. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-02-26 PELT: Introduction to the Mental Health Act - Hoylake, 26/2/19 The basic course is for all those who need an understanding of the MHA and Code and how it works in practice. It is aimed at all those whose work involves working with those detained, or who may be detained, under the MHA. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-02-27 MHLA: Panel course - London, 27/2/19 and 28/2/19 The MHLA is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). CPD: 12 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2019-03-04 Edge Training: Level 3 Safeguarding Adults, London 4/3/19 This one-day Level 3 Safeguarding Adults training course offers delegates the opportunity to explore the legal framework, which underpins safeguarding adults work, and to explore the key challenges that may arise in practice. It will guide the delegates through the safeguarding adults process and focus on making safeguarding personal. Speaker: Dawn Revell. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-03-06 MHLA: Panel course - Leeds, 6/3/19 and 7/3/19 The MHLA is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). CPD: 12 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2019-03-08 Edge Training: DOLS Conference - London, 8/3/19 Speakers: Mr Justice Baker (RPR Selection, Duties and Responsibilities), Sneha Khilay (Unconscious Bias and DoLS Assessments), Alex Ruck Keene (A DoLS Case Law Update), Steven Richards (The Future: Liberty Protection Safeguards - where are we now?), Mr E (The Bournewood judgment and the impact of the Liberty Protection Safeguards?). Chair: Aasya Mughal. Price: £145 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-03-15 Edge Training: Understanding the Court of Protection - London, 15/3/19 This one day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect: the best way to give evidence; the key court of protection roles; courtroom etiquette and terminology. The course will help delegates prepare to give evidence and deal with challenging questioning. A barrister in the field will give them tips on staying calm and composed under pressure and ensuring the evidence they give is fair, balanced and accurately represents application of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act to the Court of Protection judge. Speaker: Sophy Miles. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-03-18 Edge Training: AMHP Legal Update - London, 18/3/19 The main aim is to give AMHPs the opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills regarding their work under the Mental Health Act 1983. This update has a focus on practice dilemmas arising from recent statutory changes as well as case law developments. Speaker: Rob Brown. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-03-22 Edge Training: DOL, children and young people - London, 22/3/19 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 the 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. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-04-10 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 10/4/19 This is an intensive introduction to all those who need a basic understanding of the MCA and DOLS. Identifying the ‘decision maker’ as the person responsible for the outcome of that particular decision is the key to lawful decision making on behalf of those who lack capacity. Realising that depriving a person of their liberty removes the legal protection given to decision makers unless the deprivation is 'prescribed by law' catches many people out. Not knowing what you don’t know promotes risky practice. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-04-26 Edge Training: BIA Report Writing - London, 26/4/19 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 Safeguarding (DoLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-04-30 Court of Protection User Group Meeting - London, 30/4/19 See Court of Protection User Group for information about the group. Contact Tolu Somade, Business Support Officer to HHJ Hilder (tolulope.somade@Justice.gov.uk) to confirm attendance at the meeting. Time: 2pm. Note change of date (previously was 23/4/19)
2019-05-09 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 9/5/19 "DoLs start at 18. MCA 16. MHA no minimum age for detention. How to lawfully deprive a child or young person of their liberty requires great care. What is a DoL and where does parental responsibility fit? The course will look at the complex inter relationship between the MCA, MHA and Children Act. When should a child or young person be sectioned? What alternatives are there? Where does s.25 Children Act (secure accommodation) fit in?" Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-05-14 PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 14/5/19 This course will allow practitioners to reflect on and update their practice by ensuring they have an up-to-date understanding of the law. The contents of the course will be up to date and reflect any changes or significant developments which affect lawful practice. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-05-16 PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 16/5/19 This course reviews recent developments in Court of Protection cases. It will include the latest CoP cases on deprivation of liberty, capacity, health and welfare, Legal Aid and treatment and what practitioners can learn from these cases that will promote effective and lawful practice. It will also cover the developing role of ALRs and how they can be utilised, and what the implications will be for litigation friends and IMCAs. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-06-05 PELT: Introduction to using Court of Protection - Hoylake, 5/6/19 The Court of Protection has a very wide ambit, potentially touching the lives of many vulnerable people. It is now the place where deprivation of liberty safeguards and procedures are authorised or challenged and where arguments about capacity or adult protection and best interests are resolved. It is essential that all those working with vulnerable people/safeguarding have an understanding of how to access and use the Court. In certain circumstances there is a legal obligation on authorities to apply to the Court. Speaker: Peter Edwards. Price: £125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law website for further details and booking information.
2019-10-07 Edge Training: AMHP Legal Update - London, 7/10/19 The main aim is to give AMHPs the opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills regarding their work under the Mental Health Act 1983. This update has a focus on practice dilemmas arising from recent statutory changes as well as case law developments. Speaker: Rob Brown. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information.