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Deprivation of Liberty in Children and Young People 17th November 2017 16 Nov 2017 £140.00 £5.39 £29.08

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This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and their impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the ‘presumption of capacity’ from age 16; the overlap with parental responsibility until the age of 18 and how this differs to consent provided for children under 16
  • Understand the supreme court ruling and it’s application to those aged under 18
  • Identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring and how tomake it lawful

The day will include the following key topics.

  • Deprivation of Liberty – overview – European Court onwards
  • Supreme Court ruling – overview and its application to children and adults
  • Law Society guidance following the Supreme Court ruling – children’s chapter
  • Recent case law applying the Supreme Court ruling to those under 18
  • New threshold for deprivation of liberty set by the Supreme Court
  • ‘Continuous supervision and control’ – guidance and examplesfrom case law'
  • ‘Not free to leave’ – guidance and examples from case law
  • Case law review involving children since the Supreme Court ruling
  • Residential schools, non-secure children’s homes and foster placements
  • Deprivation of liberty - finding of fact and how to make it lawful
  • 18+ in / not in a care home or hospital
  • 16-17 and Under 16 in any placement
  • Parental consent (zone of parental responsibility) its authority and limitations in relation to deprivation of liberty – case law review
  • DoLS procedure overview
  • Court of Protection applications overview
  • Interaction with other legislation – Children Act, Mental Health Act
  • Practice issues for social care staff and managers
  • Case studies - a number of cases studies to apply learning in practice

The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell 

Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to

practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983.She is a joint
trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases. Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an
associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental
health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults.


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Central London EC4Y
nearest Underground station Temple

United Kingdom

Friday, 17 November 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Edge Training & Consultancy Limited 80-83 Long Lane London EC1A 9ET (Please note this is NOT the Event venue address. Venue details will be sent to you direct from Edge after booking)


Edge provides specialist consultancy and training on the operation of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).  Several of our directors and trainers are leading authors in the field.  We use highly experienced trainers, all with direct work experience in relation to people with mental health problems and/or limited mental capacity, to deliver training. We are commissioned by Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, CCGs and private providers.  We train a wide range of staff groups including psychiatrists, AMHPs, BIAs, social workers and nurses. We concentrate on making the law accessible to these staff groups so that it can be applied in practice. All of our training is practical and involves case studies tailored to the needs of each group.

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