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Children and Young People – Deprivation of their liberty and using MCA

Reference 220921
Venue By zoom
Date September 22, 2021
Time (start) 10 am (lunch 30 mins)
Time (end) 3.30pm
Cost £125 + VAT
Price includes Price includes refreshments and training materials but NOT lunch.

Those working with Children and Young People often have a very sketchy knowledge of the MCA and the lawful way to deprive them of their liberty.

Using the MCA 16/17 and how does this relate to parental responsibility

Implications of Supreme Court decision in Re D (PR cannot authorise DoL)

DoLs start at 18. MCA 16. MHA no minimum age for detention.

Effect of proposed changes to the MCA and LPS which effects 16+

How to lawfully deprive a child or young person of their liberty requires great care.

What is a DoL and where does parental responsibility fit? Recent case law.

The course will look at the complex inter relationship between the MCA, MHA and Children’s legislation

When should a child or young person be sectioned?

What alternatives are there?

Where does s.25 Children Act (secure accommodation) fit in?

Comments from previous course:

“So very helpful”

“Very useful focussed overview on the complex area of legislation around detaining C & YP”

“Really helpful to get things clearer in my mind”

“Excellent course. Given me a lot to take away and look into”

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Terms & conditions Substitutes welcome. No transfers or cancellations within 14 days. Prior to this 20% administration charge. PELT right to cancel course. Accreditation. For solicitors (5∙00 hours - SRA). For psychiatrists (5 CPD points - Royal College of Psychiatrists) as part of a Personal Development Plan (subject to peer group approval).
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