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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2017-12-15 Edge Training: AMHP Conference - London, 15/12/17 The speakers at Edge's annual AMHP conference this year are: Prof Wayne Martin (the UNCRPD: challenges and opportunities); Dr Susham Gupta and Camilla Parker (joint presentation); Hari Sewell; Simon Foster; Dr Bernard Chin and police colleagues (Fixated Threat Assessment Centre); Christine Hutchison. The conference will close with tea and cake to celebrate Edge's 10th birthday. Price: £135 plus VAT (£162); 10% discount for groups of 10 or more in one booking. See flyer for further information and booking details.
2017-12-18 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 18/12/17 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: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information
2018-01-15 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 15/1/18 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: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-01-22 Edge Training: Deprivation of liberty in children and young people - London, 22/1/18 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: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-02-02 Edge Training: Mental capacity and best interests assessments (advanced) - London, 2/2/18 This course considers practice issues under the Mental Capacity Act such as record keeping, disputes, unwise decisions and balancing risk. The course also conveniently disseminates the body of court judgments that apply to mental capacity assessments and best interests. It looks at some of the more complex cases around special issues in assessing capacity such as risk taking, contact, serious treatment, residence, vulnerable people and the inherent jurisdiction. The judgments used are selected to be most useful to health and social care staff and will provide a practical knowledge base they can refer to in daily practice. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-02-05 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 5/2/18 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: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-02-14 PELT: Introduction to COP, including s21A appeals - Hoylake, 14/2/18 Course description: "There was a time when the Court of Protection was just about financial issues. The Court is now the place where deprivation of liberty safeguards and procedures are authorised or challenged and where arguments about 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." Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-02-26 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 26/2/17 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: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-03-02 Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessor Annual Refresher Course - London, 2/3/17 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. Cost: £195 + VAT (£234). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-03-09 Edge Training: MCA and Tenancy Agreements - London, 9/3/18 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: £140 + VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-03-19 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Report Writing Course - London, 19/3/18 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: £140 + VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-03-20 PELT: Introduction to the Mental Health Act - Hoylake, 20/3/18 The course is for all those who need a basic understanding of the basics of the MHA. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2018-04-17 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 17/4/18 Course description: "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. Not realising that depriving a person of his or her 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." Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-04-19 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 19/4/18 Course description: "The DOLS start at 18. MCA: 16. MHA: no minimum age for detention. Deciding how lawfully to deprive a child or young person of his or her 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 s25 Children Act (secure accommodation) fit in?" Speaker: Peter Edwards. Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-05-15 PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 15/5/18 Course description: "This course will review the all the recent developments in Court of Protection case law especially those during 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 how 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." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2018-05-22 PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 22/5/18 Course description: "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 requirements ...'" Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.