Adults with Incapacity - understanding the legislation and how to use it effectively

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WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019

BRODIES LLP, CENTRAL GLASGOW

HALF-DAY TRAINING MASTERCLASSES

Event Outline

Adult incapacity issues can be both difficult and sensitive. Applying Adults with Incapacity (AwI) legislation is becoming more and more commonplace for health & social care professionals, third sector practitioners and family law solicitors but knowing how and when to make best use of the legislation can often be very challenging.

Developed in partnership with Sandra McDonald, the former Public Guardian in Scotland, these half day training sessions will provide professionals and practitioners with the information required to help and advise both adults with incapacity and those supporting them.

We have designed two half-day masterclasses – a ‘Foundation’ masterclass and an ‘Advanced’ masterclass – each tailored to suit the level of a delegate’s knowledge and practical experience in this area. The masterclasses will be run throughout 2019 at venues in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness and delegates can choose to attend one or both sessions on their selected date.

Benefits of Attending

Each masterclass will offer 3 hours CPD and delegates will be provided with a certificate of attendance upon completion.

Foundation Masterclass

On completion of this masterclass you will:

  • Have practical level knowledge of AwI, power of attorney and guardianship
  • Have an understanding of how to consider a person’s capacity to decision make
  • Know where and how to report concerns

Advanced Masterclass

On completion of this masterclass you will:

  • Have detailed knowledge of AwI, power of attorney and guardianship
  • Be able to assess a person’s capacity to decision make
  • Know the background to supported decision making
  • Appreciate the difference between supported decision making and exercise of legal capacity
  • Know the changes proposed to AwI
  • Have had the chance to actively consider all of this with experienced colleagues

Our Trainer

Sandra McDonald, Director, EX-PG Ltd (and former Public Guardian for Scotland)

For 14 years (2004-2018) Sandra was the Public Guardian for Scotland. The Public Guardian supports as well as supervises those appointed, under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, to administer the affairs of persons with incapacity. Sandra holds qualifications in law, public sector management and nursing. As Public Guardian, she led a team of 80, delivering a service across the whole of Scotland. Upon retiring as the Public Guardian in the summer of 2018, Sandra established EX-PG Ltd. She currently offers mental capacity/incapacity advice and training, drawing on the breadth and wealth of her experience as Public Guardian. All Sandra's advice and training can be tailored to your needs and is specifically designed to assist both those supporting, as well as those developing and delivering services for, people with incapacity. For more information, please visit - www.ex-pg.com

Agenda and Timings

We have designed two masterclasses – a ‘Foundation‘ masterclass and an ‘Advanced‘ masterclass – each tailored to suit the level of a delegate’s knowledge and practical experience in this area.

Each masterclass will last around three hours and delegates can choose to attend either or both sessions.

Foundation Masterclass

09:00-09:25     Registration and morning refreshments

09:25-09:30     Welcome and Introduction
Sandra McDonald, Director, EX-PG Ltd (and former Public Guardian for Scotland)

09:30-09:50     The general principles

09:50-10:10     Capacity definitions

10:10-10:55     Power of Attorney

10:55-11:10     Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

11:10-11:50     Guardianship

11:50-12:10     Reporting Concerns

12:10-12:30     Opportunities for questions and discussions

Advanced Masterclass

13:00-13:25     Registration and arrival refreshments

13:25-13:30     Welcome and Introduction
Sandra McDonald, Director, EX-PG Ltd (and former Public Guardian for Scotland)

13:30-13:40     UNCRPD

13:40-13:55     What changes may be expected to the Principles?

13:55-14:15     SDM v Exercise of Legal Capacity

14:15-14:45     Capacity Assessing

14:45-15:00     Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

15:00-15:50     Power of Attorney

15:50-16:10     Guardianship

16:10-16:20     AWI Reform general update

16:20-16:30     Opportunities for questions and discussions

Venue

Hosted by

Brodies LLP,
110 Queen Street,
Glasgow,
G1 3BX