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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2019-09-16 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 16/9/19 "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: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-09-27 Edge Training: DOLS Mental Health Assessors Annual Refresher Course - London, 27/9/19 "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.
2019-09-30 Edge Training: Understanding the Court of Protection - London, 30/9/19 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. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-10-01 PELT: Accredited - Admission to the MHT Panel - Hoylake, 1/10/19 and 2/10/19 "This course is designed for those who want to be accredited tribunal representatives. The course will also be of benefit for all those who want a more detailed understanding of tribunals. Day 2 will very useful for lawyers who are going through the reaccreditation." Price: £175 + VAT per day (£350 + VAT both days). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-10-02 MHLA: Refresher and reaccreditation - Leeds, 2/10/19 This course will be suitable for those seeking re-accreditation, by: (a) reviewing the legal and procedural developments of the last three years; (b) providing a forum for discussing these along with the re-accreditation process; (c) fulfilling the requirement to obtain six mental health CPD points for re-accreditation. Price: £150 (£195 for non-members). See MHLA website for for further details and booking information.
2019-10-04 Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 4/10/19 This one day conference will go through the new rules; how to prepare and plan ahead and will also consider the concerns and challenges which will need to be addressed. A central focus of the conference will be the rights of vulnerable incapacitated people and how front line staff can ensure they are best protected under the new rules. Speakers: Anselm Eldergill (Court of Protection Judge); Dr Lucy Series (Researcher, Cardiff Law School); Steven Richards (Edge Director & Author of the DoLS Handbook); Ian Brownhill (Court of Protection Barrister); Mr E (Carer of HL in the Bournewood judgment). Chair: Aasya F Mughal (Edge Director & Author of the DoLS Handbook). Cost: £155 plus VAT (10% group discount). See Edge 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.
2019-10-07 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 7/10/19 "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.
2019-10-14 Edge Training: MHA and MCA Interaction - London, 14/10/19 This course aims to enable health and social care staff to consider the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on their work and its relationship to the use and application of the Mental Health Act 1983. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information
2019-10-15 Court of Protection User Group Meeting - London, 15/10/19 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.
2019-10-16 PELT: Introduction to the MHA - Hoylake, 16/10/19 "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." Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-10-18 Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - Manchester, 18/10/19 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.
2019-10-28 MHLA: Panel course - London, 28/10/19 and 29/10/19 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). See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2019-10-29 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 29/10/19 "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." Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-01 Edge Training: Mental Capacity and Best Interests Assessments (Advanced) - London, 1/11/19 "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: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-08 Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 8/11/19 "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: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-08 Edge Training: BIA Report Writing - London, 8/11/19 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: £150 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-11 Edge Training: Self Neglect and the Mental Capacity Act - London, 11/11/19 This one-day course aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self-neglect through the safeguarding adults procedures. Speaker: Dawn Revell. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-15 Manchester University/AMHPA: Taking Stock conference - Manchester, 15/11/19 Taking Stock is an annual national conference jointly promoted by the Approved Mental Health Professionals Association (North West England and North Wales) and the University of Manchester (the Applied Mental Health programme and the School of Law). Speakers: Neil Allen (keynote presentation); Prof Barbara Taylor (The Last Asylum: memories of late 20th century mental health care); Prof Nav Kapur (Risk, recession, mental health services and suicide); Mark Trewin (Update on the work of the Office of the Chief Social Worker); Jake Mills (Compere and update on the Hub of Hope and Chasing the Stigma campaign). Price: £100. For further details and booking information, see the Eventbrite web page.
2019-11-18 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories Training - London, 18/11/19 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. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-18 Edge Training: Unconscious Bias Training - London, 18/11/19 This one day course gives staff the opportunity to consider the concept of Unconscious Bias and its theoretical and research basis. Speaker: Sneha Khilay. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-20 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their Liberty Lawfully - Hoylake, 20/11/19 "Supreme Court Re D (Parents authorising DoL?) Where do new LPS fit in? DoLs start at 18. MCA 16. MHA no minimum age for detention. How to lawfully deprive a C or YP of their liberty requires great care. What is a DoL and where does parental responsibility fit? The course looks 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?" Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2019-11-22 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.
2019-11-25 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.
2019-11-27 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.
2019-11-28 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.
2019-11-29 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.
2019-11-29 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.
2019-12-02 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.
2019-12-03 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.
2019-12-06 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. The full list of Speakers and Programme will be confirmed closer to the date. Cost: £150.00 plus VAT (group discount available). See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2019-12-12 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.
2019-12-13 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.
2019-12-16 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.
2019-12-16 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.