Your Workshop Leaders
- Zoe Whittington, Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers
- Fiana Centala, Mental Capacity & DoLS Manager, Enfield Council
In 2016/17, DoLs applications in England reached 217, 235, despite there being up to 2 million people thought to lack capacity to make certain decisions.* The amendments to the Mental Capacity Act are designed to address this gap and better protect those under its jurisdiction.
With the revision of the Mental Capacity Act
and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards
, it is essential that you fulfil your legal requirements and understand how the amended legislation will impact the care of adults.
Westminster Insight’s Mental Capacity Act and its Practical Implementation
workshop will explore the legislation behind safeguarding adults, and your statutory duties. Learn how to comply with the Act in a healthcare setting. Establish the best interests
of individuals and support adults to feel empowered
in decisions relating to their care. Hear the local authority’s perspective on their duties in relation to the Act, especially on using the least restrictive care practices possible
. You will also understand the role of IMCA services and the Court of Protection
in reinforcing responsible bodies and making the voices of adults heard.
Join your peers from health and social care and local authorities to gain an in-depth understanding of how to comply with the amendments to the Act, identify best practice in health and social care, and tackle and prevent abuse, neglect or harm of adults in your care.
*according to the Social Care Institute for Excellence