Key Points
  • Understand the change from DoLs to the Liberty Protection Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act
  • Gain insight into the assessment of capacity and best interests of those in the adult health and social care system
  • Learn strategies for empowering those who lack capacity to have an active voice in their care
  • Promote less restrictive care to ensure autonomy whilst safeguarding individuals
  • Review when to involve IMCA services and the Court of Protection in welfare decisions relating to adults


Overview
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

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:15
Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

 

09:15 - 09:45
Workshop Leader's Introduction

 
  • Understanding the legislative background to the Mental Capacity Act and how it applies to your role
  • Exploring the impact of the transition from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to the Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Complying with the statutory requirements of the Act: an overview of what needs to be done to ensure compliance

Speakers

Zoe Whittington Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

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09:45 - 11:00
Implementing the Act in Adult Care Practice

 
  • Assessing mental capacity in patients: understanding the opportunities and challenges of the two-stage test and comply with the guidelines mandated by the Act
  • How to establish the best interests of a person so that they receive the highest quality care possible
  • Empowering those who do or may lack capacity to have a voice in their treatment

Speakers

Marino Latour Designated Safeguarding Adults, MCA/DoLS & PREVENT Lead, Wandsworth and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups

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11:00 - 11:30
Roundtable Discussion: Facilitating and Fostering Multi-Agency, Internal and External Cooperation to Deliver High Quality Health and Social Care for Adults

 
  • Opening up channels of communication between health and social services to ensure continuity in care for adults
  • Best practice for supporting staff in cross-departmental and external cooperation in safeguarding practice
  • Involving carers, relatives and friends in care decisions to gain a more rounded understanding of an individual’s wellbeing
  • Supporting cross-agency working to ensure compliance with the Act

11:30 - 12:00
Networking Break

 

12:00 - 12:45
Implementing the Act in Adult Care Practice

 
  • Reviewing whether care is the ‘least restrictive’ possible, as mandated by the Act
  • Identifying circumstances in which an application to the Court of Protection is necessary to ensure decisions on welfare to establish capacity and best interests
  • Ensuring and reinforcing understanding of when IMCA services need to be involved and their role in supporting those lacking mental capacity

Speakers

Fiana Centala Mental Capacity & DoLS Manager, Enfield Council

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12:45 - 13:00
Workshop Leader’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Fiana Centala Mental Capacity & DoLS Manager, Enfield Council

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Zoe Whittington Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

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Venue details

Central London


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