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Accredited CPD Courses

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Qualifying as a Best Interests Assessor

University of Wolverhampton

COURSE AIM:

The course aims to equip candidates to demonstrate to the relevant statutory Supervisory Bodies that they have the relevant skills, knowledge and values to act as Best Interest Assessors under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) as amended by the Mental Health Act (2007) and to carry out any other assessments related to a potential deprivation of liberty that they are eligible to conduct.

ASSESSMENT METHOD:

Students will need to shadow a Best Interests Assessor undertaking Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and compile a portfolio demonstrating capability in practice. This includes completing a report on the shadowed assessment and obtaining feedback from the relevant Supervisory Body.

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