24th – 28th September 2018
Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway
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**UPDATE 12/09/2018: Due to insufficient numbers Block 2B for legal professionals will not run on the 25th September. There will be another opportunity for those interested to complete this element of the training in April 2019.
**UPDATE: This course has been approved for CEUs by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. More information on our Accreditation/CPD Page.
The Centre for Disability Law and Policy is pleased to a launch a comprehensive training programme on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015. The training will consist of 3 blocks and will run over the course of 5 days.
Block 1: Understanding the Act and developing good practice (Day 1)
Block 2: Applying the Act to Professional Practice (Day 2)
Block 3: Applying the Act to Different Groups (Day 3, 4 & 5)
While all participants are required to complete Block 1: Understanding the Act and developing good practice to get a thorough grounding of the Act’s key concepts and challenges, Block 2: Applying the Act to Professional Practice and Block 3: Applying the Act to Different Groups are optional. Block 2: Applying the Act to Professional Practice aims to give professionals the skills to implement the Act in their chosen field - health and social care or law – with each component delivered over a half day. Block 3: Applying the Act to Different Groups consists of 3 separate days, one day each devoted to the areas of intellectual disability, mental health and older people.
This training is primarily designed for those working with and supporting people affected by the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act, including professionals working with people with disabilities, older people and people with mental health experience. The training has been designed to focus on practical challenges in implementing the Act, and examples of promising practice from other countries which might guide Ireland’s implementation are drawn from the Centre’s vast international network and experience.
The Centre’s involvement in the development of the legislation also informs this training, and co-trainers from peer organisations of people with experience of the mental health services (Recovery Experts by Experience), self-advocates with intellectual disabilities (National Platform of Self Advocates) and people living with dementia (Irish Dementia Working Group), will facilitate the various training sessions.