The Mental Capacity Webinar is a chance for BASW members to find out more about the draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill currently in Parliament, and what can be done to change it. The Government’s aim with this new legislation is to reform DoLs but civil servants have chosen to disregard advice from the Law Commission and have instead put forward proposals which are deemed problematic across the care sector.

Panellists include:

  • Dr Lucy Series, Cardiff University. Lucy is a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics Research Fellow at the School of Law and Politics.  She is interested in how the law shapes and structures caregiving relationships with adults with mental disabilities. Her particular expertise is on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the deprivation of liberty safeguards, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Madeleine Jennings, Public and Political Affairs Officer at BASW UK. Madeleine has worked at BASW for three years, shaping the organisation’s strategy with regard to parliamentary legislation. She has empowered BASW members to help make key changes to the Children & Social Work Act as well as monitoring the development of social work England. She is now supporting the Mental Capacity Working Group in its work influencing the new bill.
  • Dr Godfred Boahen, Policy and Researcher Officer at BASW UK.
  • Dr Terry McClatchey – BASW PPEG (Adults)

Download the accompanying training material for the Mental Capacity Act Webinar;