As part of the It's My Life! Decisions, Capacity and EHC Plans project, we have created an interactive webinar for VCS practitioners. The webinar enables practitioners to learn practical, rights-based approaches for involving disabled young people and those with SEN in decision-making via our e-learning platform.
The webinar was developed in partnership with Face Front Inclusive Theatre, a group of disabled and non-disabled artists. This innovative training uses a recording of a live, interactive session which took place in 2017 to explore the experiences of young people and their families. It demonstrates practical aspects of rights-based decision-making and related key legislation, such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
You will be able to interact with the webinar to mirror the live event, and to see other professionals’ responses. By taking part you will:
- Be introduced to the legislation surrounding supported decision-making for disabled young people and those with SEN
- Understand the 5 key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how to apply them in practice
- Learn practical person-centred approaches for involving young people in decision making, whether or not they have the capacity, including use of the ‘best interest checklist’
- Explore experiences of young people and see other practitioners’ responses.
The project was kindly funded by the Baring Foundation through their Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme. As such registration for the event is free. The webinar is available at any time until Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
You can register for the webinar here.