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[PUBLICATIONS] Making Decisions on Capacity and Best Interests: Strategic Briefing (2013)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. It’s estimated that as many as two million adults in England and Wales lack the mental capacity to make decisions on a daily basis. Consequently, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) lies at the core of many d

[PUBLICATIONS] What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide (2013)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury are unable to make decision

[PUBLICATIONS] What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Brief Guides
Published: February 2017

Councils have to ensure that people who are unable to make their own decisions about where they live are safeguarded from having their liberty restricted. It is essential that the public, families and carers understand what these safeguards are. This updated Brief Guide, present

[PUBLICATIONS] What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Brief Guides
Published: February 2017

Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury, are unable to make decisions. Short term conditions like concussion or having a urinary tract infection can also affect people’s ability to make decisions. The Mental Ca

[OTHER] Supporting people who self-neglect

Tailored support workshop (one-day session) In this workshop, participants will: Identify the policy and legal context for working with people who self-neglect Understand the key challenges associated with this work, including those relating to mental capacity Explore the

[WEBINAR] Improving the quality of care and support for older people: How can the NICE guidelines help?Webinar

External Event : Webinar open access
Online
11 Feb 2016

This is an OPEN ACCESS webinar. Postponed from 3rd February 2016 NICE have now published three guidelines which are relevant to the care and support of older people: Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes Transition be

[WEBINAR] Safeguarding in light of the Care Act Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Learning Event : Webinar
Online
04 Nov 2015

Led by Dr Adi Cooper, this interactive webinar draws on local authorities' experience of leading effective safeguarding with the new requirements of the Care Act. We will invite questions from attendees in advance of the webinar, discuss common issues and queries with the input o

[WEBINAR] Understanding the NICE social care guidelines

Learning Event : Webinar
Online
24 Sep 2015

Starts: Thurs 24 Sept 2015 12:00 Finishes: Thurs 24 Sept 2015 13:00 NICE has a long track record of producing guidelines for health and in 2013 expanded its responsibility to include social care. It is important that social care colleagues are aware of the forthcoming NICE Soci

[WEBINAR] Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) consultation

Learning Event : Webinar
Online
13 Jul 2015

The DoLS have been heavily criticised since their introduction and were described as "not fit for purpose" in a critical 2014 report by a House of Lords select committee, which recommended that they should be replaced (House of Lords Select Committee on the MCA, Mental Capacity A

[EVENT] An introduction to legal literacy for social care practitioners

Learning Event : Research messages workshop
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
12 May 2016

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. While the Care Act 2014 has introduced an overarching foundation for social care practice, practitioners must use a much broader range of law in their work. However, research shows that practitioners' confidence in usi
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