Adults CPD - Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) Best Interest Assessors Legal Refresher

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event (face to face)

This CPD session delivered by the University of Brighton is to be attended by Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) Dedicated Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) on an annual basis and those on the BIA Rota on a bi-annual basis to refresh knowledge and skills in order to undertake Best Interest Assessments.

This session will be facilitated by Simon Foster, who has worked both as a Local Authority solicitor and as legal head of MIND.  This session will update BIAs on changes to case law, as well as aspects of the law that have changed because of the impact of Covid-19.  Simon will also update BIAs about progress on the implementation of LPS. 

There will also be an opportunity for individual BIAs to discuss practice legal dilemmas they have encountered and obtain feedback from Simon and their peers.


Start Date
Wednesday 18 May 2022
End Date
Wednesday 18 May 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

TBC by the University

Additional information
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites

Must be a Best Interest Assessor working for Brighton and Hove City Council.

Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
University of Brighton
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