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Best Interests Decisions

Event Overview:  This one day session aims to support staff involved in Best Interest Decision Making (MCA 2005)


·        The Legal Context – Mental Capacity Act 2005

·        What role(s) might you take in Best Interests Decision Making?

·        How, why & when will you need to do this?

·        What is defensible Practice?


The frequency of this event is once


Target Group:Social workers and care managers employed by NCC and NHFT


Learning Outcomes: Including:


  • Refreshed awareness of the provisions & principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – as they relate to Best Interests Decision making.
  • Increased confidence to enable clients to participate as fully as possible in decision making, & to apply anti-oppressive strategies in a mindful & effective manner.
  • Knowing who is the Decision Maker? Gaining the confidence to act in this role.
  • Who are the other players in the Best Interests process? Who should be consulted?
  • Understanding the necessary relationship between MH1 & MC2 documentation, related guidance & defensible practice.






Please see available date/venues below: 
Date/times  Venue
27th October 201513.00 – 16.30 Blyth Community Enterprise Centre
15th December 201513.00 – 16.30 Blyth Community Enterprise Centre
9th February 201613.00 – 16.30 Dene Park House, Hexham