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Best Interest Assessor (Social Care)


Course Information

Social Worker

This course is only open delegates who have completed the Best Interest Assessor (Social Care) application process.  Please do not proceed with this booking unless you have been formally accepted on to the course.

This course is delivered fully online.                                                                                                                                                  

Taught by experienced lecturers, this course uses a variety of teaching methods and innovative resources to explore Best Interests Assessments.  Available as an intensive block course of 5 days plus 1 recall day.

By the end of this course, you will be able to apply for approval from your supervisory body to carry out a Best Interests Assessor role.

Course Code

SWK 4440

Course Leader

Diane Apeah-Kubi
Course Description

At Middlesex we developed this course to benefit a variety of practitioners who are nominated by their employers and have at least two years post-registration experience as either an approved mental health professional, or a social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This course is also available for first level nurses registered in Part 1 of the Register, occupational therapists registered in Part 6 of the Register, and chartered psychologists listed in the BPS Register of Chartered Psychologists. Only those with the needed professional qualifications (social worker, nurse, occupational therapist or psychologist) and practice experience will be eligible to successfully complete the course.

Best Interest Assessors is an upgraded inter-professional module which aims to equip experienced practitioners in health and social care with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to undertake a Best Interests Assessment (BIA). A BIA is a specific task related to implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and on completion of the module and successful assessment, participants will be eligible to apply for approval to their Supervisory Body as a Best Interests Assessor having met in full the training requirements specified by the Department of Health. This is a one week intensive course.

Taught by experienced practitioners, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake a Best Interests Assessment.

On successful completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply for approval from your supervisory body to carry out a Best Interests Assessor role.

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Best Interest Assessor
05/06/202309/06/2023£1250.00[Read More]
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