13.30 - 15.00 CPD hours: 1.5
Live online events
Please note, this webinar focuses on legislation pertaining to England only.
This webinar focuses on children with behaviours that challenge and looks specifically at the topics of Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) and Restrictive Practices. It is aimed at occupational therapists and other relevant practitioners who wish to develop an understanding of the legislative and policy framework relating to the above, as potential means of support for practical adaptation proposals.
The webinar will be hosted by Viva Access in association with legal expert Michael Mandelstam. Michael will introduce the webinar with a legislative overview and will then field questions on any or all of the topics listed below. The webinar will end with an open Q&A in which Michael will take questions from the audience in general.
On completion of the webinar, you should:
- Have overviewed legislation relating to Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) and Restrictive Practices
- Be able to discuss Definition of Terms relating to Safeguarding, Zones of Parental Responsibility, Restrictive Practices and DoL
- Have explored commonly asked questions, such as:
- What is the legal framework for restrictive practice for those under 16?
- Can equipment be funded under the DFG where the equipment is essential to making the room adaptation safe and usable for a child with behaviour that challenges?
- What pathway / process should be followed if there is a restriction introduced
e.g stairgate, lock on a door, or bed with high sides / safespace.
- Is sourcing evidence through camera, video or CCTV imagery a DoL issue?
- What duty do services have to ensure the protection (if necessary) of the parents and/or siblings of a child with behaviours that challenge?
- Are local authorities obligated to fence entire gardens or just safe enclosed play areas?
- Is locking a child in a bedroom at night an unlawful deprivation of liberty / human rights issue?
- Have participated in / attended an open Q&A
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)
NOTE: THIS WEBINAR MAY BE RECORDED