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Court of Protection - Learning Lesson from Judgements

Court of Protection - Learning Lesson from Judgements

Who is it aimed at?

AMHPs and social work staff based in CMHTs and 0-25 Disability Team.  Participants are expected to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act.

What are the objectives?

Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection where disagreements can’t be settled or where a case is so complex that it can’t be resolved through meetings and negotiation. Understanding the Court of Protection’s rulings can assist social workers when dealing with similar issues in their own practice. The course will offer the opportunity to:

  • Consider a range of cases which have been dealt with by the Court of Protection.
  • Analyse what the Court of Protection has said about a range of issues including
    • best interests
    • fluctuating capacity
    • unwise decisions
    • relevance of available resources and decision making
    • how much weight to give an individual’s wishes and feelings
    • life sustaining and serious medical treatmentrestricting contact with families
  • Explore issues from within their own practice

How will it make a difference?

It will support social workers to practice effectively in complex situations where the mental capacity of service users is an issue.

Delivery method:



6 hours delivered over 2 three hour sessions


No Charge

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council cannot apply for this course.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application. If you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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