This webinar focuses on legislation and policy issues in relation to housing adaptations for children with behaviours that challenge e.g. safeguarding and deprivation of liberty. Click on course title above for more details. Attendance Cert provided (3 CPD hours).
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Please note, this webinar focuses on legislation pertaining to England only.
Workshop with Michael Mandelstam - Legal Expert
This event explores legal, policy and procedural issues pertaining to housing adaptations & equipment for Children with Behaviours that Challenge. It is led by Michael Mandelstam, well-known expert on housing adaptations & the law and author of many guides on this topic. Michael is assisted by a member of the Viva Access OT training team.
This event starts with a brief presentation by Michael on the key pieces of legislation relating to housing adaptations, funding and children with behaviours that challenge. There then follows a mix of presentation, case scenarios and Q&A.
The webinar addresses 3 main topics:
(a) use of legislation to advocate for the child, particularly in relation to obtaining funding for equipment and adaptations e.g. safe play areas, spare rooms.
(b) safeguarding and zones of parental responsibility
(c) restrictive practices / deprivation of liberty
Attendees are welcome to raise queries and seek advice on casework during the webinar (subject to constraints of time).
Attendees are welcome also to email queries or casework in advance to Trish Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: this webinar may be recorded.
About Michael Mandelstam
Independent Legal Trainer, Health and Social Care
Michael has provided independent legal training in health and social care for over 25 years.
He has written many legal books, for example most recently on Manual Handling in Health and Social Care (2nd edition, 2021).
And also written several publications for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
He worked previously at the Department of Health within the Social Services Inspectorate, and before that at the Disabled Living Foundation.
Some of his most recent works include:
- Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: A-Z of Law and Practice (2021)
- NHS Continuing Healthcare: A-Z of Law and Practice (2020)
- Safeguarding Adults and the Law: A-Z of Law and Practice (2019)
- Care Act 2014: A-Z of Law and Practice (2017)
- Home Adaptations: the Care Act 2014 and Related Provision across the United Kingdom (for Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 2016)