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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2017-04-25 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 25/4/17 Course description: "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?" Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2017-05-08 Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 8/5/17 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.
2017-05-15 Edge Training: DOL in children and young people - London, 15/5/17 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. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-05-16 PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass - Hoylake, 16/5/17 This course will review the all the recent developments in Court of Protection case law especially the last 12 months. It will include the latest COP cases on deprivation of liberty, capacity, health and welfare, legal aid and treatment. It will consider what practitioners can learn from these cases that will promote effective and lawful practice. It will examine you the practice directions and rules are working in practice. Any decision maker under the MCA has got to follow procedures ‘prescribed by law’ in order to protect not only the rights of those using services but also their own professional position. Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2017-05-18 PELT: Mental Health Act masterclass and legal update - Hoylake, 18/5/17 This course will allows Mental Health Act practitioners to reflect on and update their practice by ensuring they have an up to date understanding of the law. To act lawfully, decision makers are required to follow ‘procedures prescribed by law’. These can be found not only in the Act but importantly in the Code (2015) and developing case law. How important is it to incorporate the Code into your practice? The Code states:“Where the principles and guidance of the Code are not implemented, the CQC may use its regulatory powers to facilitate change and improvement in local services as a failure to apply the Act and its Code may show a breach of one of the registration requirement.” Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2017-05-18 Law and Compassion Research Network: Symposium on Law, Compassion, and Healthcare - London, 18/5/17 A symposium exploring compassion in relation to law and healthcare - through presentations and discussion, with speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary. Speakers: Sir Mark Hedley, Prof Hazel Biggs, Paul Bowen QC, Dr Paquita de Zulueta, Kate Rohde, Dr. Phil Bielby, Dermot Feenan. Chairmen: Dr Glenys Williams, Katy Peters. Price: £59.00. Times: 1400 to 1730. For further details and booking information see Eventbrite website
2017-05-22 Edge Training: MHA Code of Practice - Preparing for the CQC - London, 22/5/17 The day will provide training on the Code and will include the following key topics: the status of the Code and when it is possible to depart from it; human rights (ECHR) and the Code’s principles; information on patients' rights; the role of the IMHA; guidance on nearest relatives (linked to Articles 5 & 8); privacy, dignity & safety (Art 8) (gender separation, consent to treatment, seclusion); discharge planning; local policies; tips on addressing CQC concerns about compliance with the Code will be included. Speaker: Rob Brown. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-05-26 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 26/5/17 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 plus VAT. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-06-15 PELT: Introduction to Care Act for those working with MHA or MCA - Hoylake, 15/6/17 As the MHA new Code states: "[P]rofessionals ... should also consider the general responsibilities of local authorities under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 (eg duty to promote wellbeing, promote integration and co-operation duties), which applies to the care and support arranged or provided by local authorities to patients in the community, such as patients subject to CTOs, guardianship or leave from hospital. Professionals should consider the principles that the Care Act introduces about the centrality of the patient and a holistic approach to care and support. These are in line with the guiding principles proposed in [the MHA] Code." The course will examine the way that the following dovetail with duties under the MHA and MCA (including deprivation of liberty) including: (a) Independent advocacy; (b) Safeguarding to protect vulnerable people; (c) Assessments under the Care Act 2014; (d) The impact on Children and Young People in transition to adult services; (e) The duty to Involve carers; (f) Changes to s.117 MHA. Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
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.
2017-07-20 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.
2017-10-06 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.