As a Best Interest Assessor you are required by statute to provide a report to the Supervisory Body usually having conducted three, perhaps four assessments within the Deprivation of Liberty Process. It is possible that these reports will face scrutiny from the Court of Protection should the matter be taken to appeal under Section 21A of Schedule A1 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In addition within day to day practice a professional in their role as a social worker or nurse may be asked to prepare or contribute to the preparation of a welfare or finance application to the Court of Protection or an application under the streamlined process in the Court for the Community Deprivation of Liberty.
Independent Best Interest Assessors may be able to offer their services not only for completion of BIA reports but also Community DoL applications to relevant local authorities and NHS bodies.
This one day course will provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to tackle this range of applications with confidence.
Key learning outcomes
- Consider the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction and the orders it can make
- Understand the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and other Court Officers
- When and how to apply to the Court of Protection
- What types of applications can be made e.g. welfare, finance, community DoL, s21A
- The process for basic and wider applications to the Court
- What evidence is required within the application process
Special price for Bond Solon Accredited Best Interest Assessors
If you have received your BIA Qualification from Bond Solon, we are happy to offer you a 25% discount on this course. Please quote BIA25 to redeem this discount.