The Best Interests Assessor practice handbook

By Rachel Hubbard and Kevin Stone

The Best Interests Assessor practice handbook
  • Published:

    01 Nov 2017
  • Page count:

    152 pages
  • ISBN:

    978-1447335559
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    172 x 240 mm
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Best Interests Assessors (BIA) are specialist practitioners with a unique professional identity. This is the first book to consider this complex role in depth, offering practical guidance and exploring its particular challenges in the context of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework.

How can you work with people who lack capacity to make sure their voice is heard? How can you maintain quality of assessments and decision-making while managing an increasing workload? How do you keep up to date with case law and work out how to apply it to day-to-day practice?

The book answers these questions and many more, allowing you to meet the ever-changing requirements of the role, whilst maintaining professional knowledge, values and ethics in practice, now and in the future. Activities including case studies, legal summaries, decision making activities, CPD support and case law will be welcomed by BIA students, practitioners and others interested in the role.
Rachel Hubbard is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of the West of England, module leader for their Best Interests Assessment module and a practising Best Interests Assessor.

Dr Kevin Stone is CPD programme manager and Senior Lecturer for Social Work at the University of the West of England, a warranted Approved Mental Health Professional and qualified Best Interest Assessor.
Introduction
Context for practice;
The BIA role in practice;
The multi-professional BIA role;
Working with others;
Assessment: Challenges and dilemmas
Making deprivation of liberty safeguards decisions
Evidence-informed practice
Ethical Dilemmas in BIA practice
BIA recording
Developing good practice for the future
BIA continuing professional development
The Future of the BIA role

About the book

Best Interests Assessors (BIA) are specialist practitioners with a unique professional identity. This is the first book to consider this complex role in depth, offering practical guidance and exploring its particular challenges in the context of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework.

How can you work with people who lack capacity to make sure their voice is heard? How can you maintain quality of assessments and decision-making while managing an increasing workload? How do you keep up to date with case law and work out how to apply it to day-to-day practice?

The book answers these questions and many more, allowing you to meet the ever-changing requirements of the role, whilst maintaining professional knowledge, values and ethics in practice, now and in the future. Activities including case studies, legal summaries, decision making activities, CPD support and case law will be welcomed by BIA students, practitioners and others interested in the role.

Content

Introduction
Context for practice;
The BIA role in practice;
The multi-professional BIA role;
Working with others;
Assessment: Challenges and dilemmas
Making deprivation of liberty safeguards decisions
Evidence-informed practice
Ethical Dilemmas in BIA practice
BIA recording
Developing good practice for the future
BIA continuing professional development
The Future of the BIA role
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