51 Shades of Grey - The art of capacity assessing

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Event Outline

In the field of Adults with Incapacity it seems getting capacity assessing right is the thing that creates the most anxiety amongst practitioners, we know capacity is not black or white but there are so many shades of grey; how is one supposed to make the call – capable, or not?

Developed in partnership with Sandra McDonald, the former Public Guardian in Scotland, this course will guide you through the law, work with case studies to increase your confidence in capacity assessing and conclude with delegates developing their own capacity assessing checklist.

Agenda and Timings

13:00-13:30     Registration and arrival refreshments

13:30-13:35     Welcome and Introduction
Sandra McDonald, Director, EX-PG Ltd (and former Public Guardian for Scotland)

13:35-14:30     Capacity Assessing – The theory stuff

14:30-15:00     Assessing capacity – case study

15:00-15:20     Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

15:20-15:45     Workshop: preparing your capacity assessing checklist

15:45-16:15     Full group session: finalising your checklist

16:15-16:30     Capacity Assessing clinic – any questions

16:30   Masterclass Closing Remarks

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


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