Care Act Training

26 Jan 2015

Goldsmiths Centre, 42 Britton St, London EC1M 5AD

Thursday 19 March 2015 | 9.30am Registration for 10am start

The Care Act 2014 is the most significant change to the legal landscape for adult social care since the welfare state was established. With the Act coming into force on 1 April 2014, it is vital that lawyers and practitioners have a clear understanding of its central provisions. This full-day training course, delivered by leading community care barristers at Monckton Chambers, will survey the whole of Part 1 of the Act and the new duties in relation to care and support that it introduces. Key questions to be covered include:

  • The well-being principle – a game changer in the approach to adult social care?
  • The new national eligibility framework – will more disabled people now be eligible for care and support?
  • Support for carers – are carer’s rights now meaningful for the first time?
  • Safeguarding – will the new framework keep people safe while respecting rights?
  • Advocacy – will the new right to advocacy make sure disabled people’s voices are heard?

The training will be delivered by Ian Wise QC and Steve Broach. Ian and Steve are both highly ranked in the legal directories as specialists in adult social care. They acted together for the Claimant in R (KM) v Cambridgeshire CC, the first time that the Supreme Court considered the previous adult social care law. Both Ian and Steve have extensive experience of delivering training that makes complex areas of law accessible to lawyers and non-lawyers.

Please click to download the Care Act Training flyer.