Best Interests Assessors HR and Training Policy (February 2010)

This policy, jointly agreed by Gloucestershire County Council's Community and Adult Care Directorate and NHS Gloucestershire, has been written in response to the changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007, and the requirements of the Department of Health as issued in March 2009 (Gateway number 11240).

Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) authorised within Gloucestershire have been required to complete assessed transition training approved by the Secretary of State, in order to be authorised as Best Interests Assessors from 1st April 2009. From that date the Deprivation of Liberty Code of Practice applies and eligible professionals must attain the requirements as issued by the Department of Health and must undertake further and continuous training to maintain their approval by means of any relevant training and/or blended learning approved by the Supervisory Bodies.

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