BIA Refresher

Course overview

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a complex scheme and the role of Best Interests Assessor (BIA) is a challenging one. There is a legal requirement for BIAs to have annual training directly relevant to their role.

This essential legal update enables BIA’s to keep their practice current and ensure they are aware of recent legal and best practice updates. This course includes the impact from the changes in the Policing and Crime Act 2017 ,and implications from recent case law regarding: Covert Medications, DoLS in ICU settings and considering religious beliefs as part of assessments, as well as awareness of the intended changes proposed by the Law Commission for the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

The course will run from 10am - 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020

By the end of this course you will:
  • Consider the latest DoLS news, reports and guidance
  • Discuss recent relevant case law and reflect on how this applies to the role of BIA
  • Explore effective use of the combined assessment form (Form 3) for BIAs.


Certificate of attendance
Course length:
1 day
The Tavistock Centre, London
Admission status:
24 April 2020 10:00 to 17:00

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