Last spaces left for 11KBW’s oversubscribed CoP Seminar

February 5th, 2016 by Claire Halas

Home free? Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty issues where P lives in the community

Last Monday 11KBW hosted a free seminar to consider the Court of Protection (COP) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) issues which can arise where P is living in the community, whether at home or in some form of supported living. Particular difficulties can be caused where P has a chaotic lifestyle, has neglectful or obsessional behaviours, is acquiescing in their own abuse, or is resistant to help and support. Due to overwhelming demand we are running the seminar again on Monday 8th February 2016.

Members of 11KBW’s expert COP team will discuss the legal, procedural and practical matters which can arise under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 when considering how to safeguard vulnerable adults in these situations.  The talks will also cover recent cases in this area.

Topics to be considered include:

  • capacity: the capacity boundary where P has an unusual lifestyle or is careless of their own welfare
  • best interests: how to address P’s risky or damaging behaviours in the community
  • residence: moving P out of home against wishes, what to do and not do
  • contact: restrictions against potential abusers and against problematic family members
  • deprivations of liberty: when care packages at home or in supported living amount to a DoL.

Speakers: Jonathan Auburn, Paul Greatorex and Zoe Gannon

Date: Monday 8th February 2016
Registration from 5.00pm, with the seminar starting at 5.30pm – 6.45pm with drinks served afterwards.
Venue: 11KBW, 11 King’s Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7EQ
Cost: This seminar is free of charge.
CPD: This seminar will be accredited with 1 Hour CPD with the SRA and BSB.

If you would like to book a place on this seminar, please email


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