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  • Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 22/11/19 — This one-day course aims to provide a detailed analysis of the Liberty Protection Safeguards contained in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. The course considers the differences between DoLS and LPS and looks at what the new process will be and who will be affected. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £150 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • MHLA: 20th Annual Conference - Birmingham, 22/11/19 — Speakers: Legal Aid Agency; Sir Simon Wessely ('The MHA Review'); Natalya O’Prey ('Secretary of State - improving the Restricted Patient system'); Sarah Johnston DCP ('HMCTS Update'); Dr Harinder Bains; Tam Gill & Laura Janes ('Case law and practice update'). Chaired by Kate Tyrrell. Price: £230 (non-member), £160 (member), £145 (groups of three or more members). See MHLA website for further information and booking details.
  • Edge Training: DOL, Children and Young People - London, 25/11/19 — 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. Speaker: Dawn Revell. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • RAB: AMHP Refresher and Re-approval course - London, 25/11/19 to 27/11/19 — This 3-day course is based near London Bridge station at the London Boroughs' training venue. It prepares AMHPs for re-approval as well as providing 18 hours' training to meet the annual regulations requirement. Speakers: Rob Brown and Christine Hutchison. Cost £400 + VAT. Contact Rob Brown on robbrown@btinternet.com for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass - Legal Update - Hoylake, 27/11/19 — 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. To include relationship between MHA and LPS. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: Introduction to using COP including s21A Appeals - Hoylake, 28/11/19 — The Court of Protection has a very wide ambit potential 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. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 29/11/19 — 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: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: Sexual relations, contraception, marriage and restricting contact: Article 8 and the MCA - London, 29/11/19 — "This one day course is designed to enable participants to understand mental capacity in these sensitive areas. Participants will gain awareness of the relevant case law in relation to capacity and (where relevant) best interests decision making. Guidance will be offered on the steps to take where an individual lacks capacity to consent in these areas, to ensure that they are adequately safeguarded, and legal obligations are met." Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessors Annual Refresher Course - London, 2/12/19 — 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. Cost: £195.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: Getting ready for Liberty Protection Safeguards - Hoylake, 3/12/19 — 1 October 2020 is implementation day. The course will carefully examine the steps that need to be taken to prepare for this from a very practical perspective. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: 2019 AMHP Conference - London, 6/12/19 — We are pleased to announce that booking for the 2019 AMHP conference is now open. This one-day conference explores issues relevant to AMHP practice. Speakers include: Rhys Hadden (An introduction to Coroners court and inquests - what an AMHP needs to know); Claire Barcham (Learning from research: Managing the interface between MHA assessments and custody); Robert Lewis; Steve Gilbert; Steven Richards (DOLS- A new beginning? The Liberty Protection Safeguards). Chaired by Christine Hutchison, Director of Edge Training & Consultancy Ltd. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT (group discount available). See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: COP/MCA Masterclass - Legal Update - Hoylake, 12/12/19 — 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. The developing role of ALRs and how can they be utilised and what will be the implications for litigation friends and IMCAs? Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 13/12/19 — "This one day course aims to provide a detailed analysis of the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The course considers the differences between DoLS and LPS and looks at what the new process will be and who will be affected." Steven Richards. Cost: £150 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: MCA and Tenancy Agreements - London, 16/12/19 — This course will consider how staff should assess mental capacity in relation to tenancy agreements and the key case law in this area. It will also consider the legal validity of tenancy agreements signed by, or on behalf of, those lacking capacity; and when people lacking capacity may be placed without a tenancy agreement being in place. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 16/12/19 — This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: (1) Consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; (2) Examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; (3) Reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Thalamos: Getting Started in Independent Practice - Best Practice for Psychiatrists (London, 6/3/20) — This one-day conference is for all career grades already undertaking or considering undertaking independent or private work of any kind including private clinical practice, section 12 assessments and medico-legal work. The small workshop-style sessions will focus on the practicalities of operating outside the NHS and blending practice. Cost: £180 including VAT. See the Ticket Tailor website for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: Becoming a Mental Health Act Administrator - The basics (Hoylake, 10/3/20) — 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. It is designed to equip MHAAs with the necessary evidence-based skills to fulfil their statutory and non-statutory duties as MHAAs on behalf of hospital managers. Price: £125 plus VAT: See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
  • PELT: Advanced course for Mental Health Act Administrators (Hoylake, 11/3/20) — "This course assumes basic knowledge and experience and will examine the many demands of the job and provide some effective and legal coping mechanisms. 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." Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See [Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information. Peter Edwards Law Training website] for further details and booking information.