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We are delighted to welcome Alex Ruck Keene over to Northumbria University’s interactive, online platform, Blackboard Collaborate.

Alex will explore current legal developments in a webinar format, relevant to anyone involved with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, its Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the forthcoming Liberty Protection Safeguards, including, but not limited to BIAs (for whom it will constitute annual refresher training), DoLS signatories, IMCAs, RPRs, professional leads, legal representatives and socio-legal researchers. Health and Social Care professionals who are qualified as Mental Capacity Act Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) are statutorily required to complete annual refresher training.

Alex Ruck Keene 

Alex Ruck Keene is an experienced barrister, writer and educator. His practice at 39 Essex Chambers is focused on mental capacity and mental health law, in which he is able to provide specialist advice and representation, as well as delivering expert training for front line professionals. He also writes extensively in the field, editing and contributing to leading textbooks and (amongst many other publications) the 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Report, the ‘bible’ for solicitors (and others) working in the area. He is the creator of the website http://www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk, providing resources and expert commentary on some of the most difficult mental capacity issues.

Alex is a Wellcome Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, a visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and a Research Affiliate at the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. He spent 2016 on secondment to the Law Commission as a consultant to their Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Project and throughout 2018 was legal adviser to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.  He is currently a special adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights for their inquiry into the human rights implications of the Government’s response to COVID-19.

Course Information

Award Type Certificate of Attendance

Delivery Method Webinar

Location
Online

Start TBC

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Fee
£45

We have delivered BIA refresher training across the northeast for 8 years and our programme has always received outstanding feedback.

Carole Southall and Cat Meredith who lecture within the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences,  have human rights and MCA expertise in practice, teaching and research, and strong partnerships with services and practitioners across the northeast.

The reputation of the university and the department means that we are able to attract high profile national experts as conference speakers.

Confirmed speakers for this webinar are:

Alex Ruck Keene

Alex Ruck Keene is an experienced barrister, writer and educator. His practice at 39 Essex Chambers is focused on mental capacity and mental health law, in which he is able to provide specialist advice and representation, as well as delivering expert training for front line professionals. He also writes extensively in the field, editing and contributing to leading textbooks and (amongst many other publications) the 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Report, the ‘bible’ for solicitors (and others) working in the area. He is the creator of the website http://www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk, providing resources and expert commentary on some of the most difficult mental capacity issues.

Online Webinar

The training will enable delegates to explore and understand current legal, ethical and practice issues related to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and deprivation of liberty. 

 

£45

 

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