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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Conference - 8 March 2017

This was our 8th MCA Conference which celebrated the Mental Capacity Act and how it is implemented and used in practice. As well as workshops on Assessing Capacity, Making Best Interest Decisions and Deprivation of Liberty we looked at the role of the MCA in working with people who self-neglect and the legal and ethical dilemmas of using assistive technologies.

What the conference covered

District Judge Anselm Eldergill - keynote speaker

District Judge Anselm Eldergill gave an entertaining and informative talk about the role of the Court of Protection. He highlighted the importance of P's views in any Best Interests decision and reminded us that such decisions are about "their welfare in the context of their wishes, feelings, beliefs and values". He stressed the importance of P's right to access the courts in order to ensure their rights are protected. He shared some thoughts about how the Court of Protection might become more accessible - which is particularly relevant given the Law Commission's proposals for a system to replace the DoLS that are due to be published on 17 March 2017.

Presentations from the conference

The presentations are attached to this page for your information:

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Feedback from the conference

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a great training day at Kingston Maurward, really informative, great speaker and a thoroughly good day - thank you again."

"Just to say many congratulations on a very well organised, well run, professional conference. In these trying times it was wonderful to engage with like minded people in such a wonderful location."

"Many thanks to all concerned for all your hard work, much appreciated."

Mental Capacity Conference 2018

We are pleased to announce the date for next year's conference is Wednesday, 14 March 2018. Nominations will open in January 2018.

We will be offering further Adult Social Care half day events throughout the year. 

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