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Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection Masterclass for Social Workers- 30.06.21

The Pan Dorset and Wiltshire Teaching Partnership (PDWTP) were delighted to host Ian Brownhill of 39 Essex Street to deliver a Masterclass on the Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection for Social Workers on Wednesday, 30th June. Ian works in the Court of Protection and appears in applications in the Family Division of the High Court relating to the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in respect of children and adults, judicial reviews with regard to the treatment of vulnerable adult prisoners and inquests involving the deaths of vulnerable adults.

To read more about Ian’s work please click here.

It is essential that all social workers understand their role within the Mental Capacity Act in relation to working with young people and adults. The masterclass offered the opportunity for social workers to understand their role and responsibilities within the Mental Capacity Act and how that links with the Court of Protection and wider human rights. There were practice examples and opportunity for Q and A. The masterclass intended to compliment core Mental Capacity Training within individual organisations.

The masterclass:

  • gave an overview of the Mental Capacity Act and the Court of Protection for Social Workers in both Children and Families and Adult Social Care roles.
  • explained the role of the Social Worker in conducting and documenting mental capacity assessments.
  • discussed the importance of restrictions, less restrictive options, necessary and proportionate.
  • considered case law and case studies from practice.

Please click on the below links to access the slides from the three Powerpoint presentations that were delivered on the day and also a list of the links that were used in the chat:

Please see below links to the session recording. This has been broken down into three parts.

Part 1 – Ian Brownhill

Part 2 – Ian Brownhill (continued) and Rachel Wilkinson

Part 3 – Cheryl Lamport

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