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.
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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.
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