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MCA & Liberty Protection Safeguards

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A course from dialogue for managers and staff of residential settings to consider their obligations under the mental capacity act and what this means for children and young people in their care.

With case law having changed the landscape around mental capacity and deprivation of liberty significantly in recent years (along with the introduction of liberty protection safeguards legislation) it is important that leaders and staff are aware of how their actions in relation to the young people in their care may result in decisions which come under the remit of mental capacity and may potentially be depriving a young person of their liberty. This course will provide an understanding of the law and its implications for decision making. Read more …

dates, venues and booking
For information about when and where the next courses are running, please see below. Read more …

the course

The implications of the mental capacity act (MCA) and deprivation of liberty (both the formal safeguards and implications for under 18s) are becoming increasingly significant for leaders and staff in children’s homes and residential schools. Case law is rapidly changing along with the implications for decision-making with young people whose behaviour is challenging, unpredictable or unsafe.  More recently the law has been changed to mean that, when formally bought in, children aged 16 and over will fall within the remit of liberty protection safeguards (unlike currently where deprivation of liberty safeguards apply to those aged 18 and over), and the scope of where these apply will be greater.

This course provides a framework for decision-making for staff in residential homes. Beginning with an introduction to the legal and regulatory framework with relevant guidance, the course has a strong practical focus with relevant scenarios and opportunity for live practice discussion.

other relevant courses

You may be interested in our Safeguarding children for leaders course, supervision, or our Level 6 leadership & management training.

dialogue design and deliver besopke training around all kinds of children’s issues and safeguarding. Get in touch to talk about your requirements.

the trainer

Andrew Martin is an experienced child protection social worker and manager and safeguarding trainer. He has both worked in and managed a number of teams working with children and young people in need of support and protection including initial response, emergency duty service and long term looked after teams.

Andrew is a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional and utilises the Mental Capacity Act regularly to determine capacity.

the materials

You will be given a password to download the materials when you attend the training.

Click here to download.

booking and dates

This one day course is £132+VAT, inclusive of lunch and refreshments, and the venue is Dartington, Devon.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

ICHA, SW Forum and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £99+VAT

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