This session will be delivered by Barrister Ian Brownhill, Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd – www.edgetraining.org.uk
This course aims to identify key aspects of mental capacity law with reference to statute and the Code and to establish frameworks for the accurate recording of essential evidence. It will ensure staff are clear on good and bad recording techniques and will identify the key law to guide completion of the COP forms.
Please note: For this course to be successful, delegates must have had training on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and remind themselves of Sections 1-6 of the Act before attending.
By the end of the course participants will have:
Increased knowledge of mental capacity law and practice
Increased knowledge of the statutory frameworks and rules within which the court operates
Enhanced skills to deal with report writing and preparing evidence for the Court of Protection
The day will include the following key topics:
Court of Protection summary
Cases the court deals with – social care, finance and medical
COP3 form – assessing capacity for court applications
Mental Capacity- case law recap
Exercise 1- Assessing mental capacity case study
Assessing capacity- case law examples of good and bad evidence
COP24- assessing best interests for court applications
Best Interests – overview and detail on the checklist
Best interests – hierarchy, balance of probabilities etc.
Best Interests- Risk & duty of care
Exercise 2- best Interests & evidencing the balance sheet
Best Interests- case law
Before going to court…
Types of evidence.
*This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.