Best Practice for Best Interest Meetings

Date & Time:

Tuesday 19 February 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

Target group

All professional staff who are required to partecipate to Best Interest Meetings. All participants should come to the training with a thorough understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, as there will not be the time to cover the basis of the Act or the Code of Practice.

Course Overview

A one-day training session to give participants the skills necessary to plan, participate in and/or chair Best Interests Meetings, in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The ultimate aim would be for practice to improve which would in turn lessen the likelihood of complaints being made, or cases being escalated to the Court of Protection.

Learning Objectives

• Know how to make a Best Interests decision 
• Be clear about when a Best Interests Meeting is, and is not, appropriate 
• Understand who should attend Best Interests Meetings, and why 
• Be able to prepare effectively for a Best Interests Meeting 
• Be able to support other people, for example family members, who have to attend Best Interests Meetings 
• Be able to identify who is the best person to chair a Best Interests Meeting 
• Have practised some of the skills which are needed to chair a Best Interests Meeting effectively 
• Have practised some of the skills which are needed to resolve disputes between professionals, and/or between professionals and family members 
• Know how to ensure that records are robust and will stand up to scrutiny 
• Have explored various Best Interests cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, and learned the lessons from these, in order to lessen the possibility of their own cases being taken to the Court 

Booking:

Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:

Trainer:

St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)