Court of Protection Practitioners Association

"Best interest assessment – a practitioners perspective"

Wednesday 3 July 2013 - Langleys solicitors, Queens House, Micklegate, York, YO1 6WG.

Registration 5pm

Speaker’s Profile:

Alwyn Davies 

In his substantive post, Alwyn is a senior Local Social Services Authority manager with lead responsibility for the provision of the Approved Mental Health Professional service.  He is a practicing Social Worker, Approved Mental Health Professional, Best Interests Assessor and Safeguarding Adults Manager.

Outside of his substantive post Alwyn is the Module Leader of the ‘Practice of Best Interests Assessor’ programme at Leeds Metropolitan University.  Additionally he is currently a tutor on the Section 12(2), Approved Clinician and Mental Health Assessor programmes for both the Yorkshire and the East Midlands area and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and is a current panel member of the Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician Approval Board.

Alwyn is an experienced BIA and AMHP practitioner with thirty-plus years of experience in social work and education.  As well as being an AMHP manager for a LSSA, Alwyn has been a member of several DoH Mental Capacity Act development groups regarding the implementation of the DoLS processes.  He regularly chairs Best Interests Decision Meetings and has appeared in the Court of Protection regarding issues of mental capacity, best interests, and deprivation of liberty.

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