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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2017-06-05 MHLA - Reaccreditation course - London, 5/6/17 The Mental Health Lawyers Association's refresher and re-accreditation course is suitable for those seeking re-accreditation and will also be of interest to anyone wishing to further their knowledge of mental health law and practice. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further information and to book online.
2017-06-08 BIHR: Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights: cross-sector collaboration - Norwich, 8/6/17 The British Institute of Human Rights are holding an event for people working on mental health or mental capacity in the public or voluntary and community sectors to think about how human rights can help them to work collaboratively to improve services locally. Events are being held in London, Blackburn, Exeter, Norwich and Brighton. Time: 1330-1630. Cost: free. See BIHR website for further details and booking information.
2017-06-09 Edge Training: Consent, the Mental Capacity Act and Medical Treatment Conference - London, 9/6/17 This one-day conference will provide professionals with essential information and guidance on the legislation and case law surrounding consent and the Mental Capacity Act. It will consider the practical application of this in healthcare settings, to enable compliance with the law to protect both staff and patients. Speakers: Mr Justice Charles, Steven Richards, Alex Ruck Keene, Dr Shahid Dadabhoy, and Aasya Mughal. Cost: £125 plus VAT. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-06-14 BIHR: Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights: cross-sector collaboration - Brighton, 14/6/17 The British Institute of Human Rights are holding an event for people working on mental health or mental capacity in the public or voluntary and community sectors to think about how human rights can help them to work collaboratively to improve services locally. Events are being held in London, Blackburn, Exeter, Norwich and Brighton. Time: 1330-1630. Cost: free. See BIHR website 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.
2017-06-23 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Report Writing Course - London, 23/6/17 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 Safeguarding (DOLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-06-26 Edge Training: DOLS: a new beginning? - London, 26/6/17 This half-day course aims to provide a detailed overview and analysis of the Law Commission's recent proposals and draft legislation to replace DOLS with the Liberty Protection Safeguards. It will consider the potential impact of the proposals on individuals, professionals and organisations. There are separate morning (0930-1230) and afternoon (1330-1630) sessions. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £65 + VAT (£78). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-06-28 MHLA: Panel course - London, 28/6/17 and 29/6/17 The Mental Health Lawyers Association are running their Panel Course on Wednesday 28/6/17 and Thursday 29/6/17 in London. 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). See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
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.
2017-10-06 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.