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Overview of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act. It will describe the key reforms the Act will bring focusing on the Guiding Principles, the functional approach, and a brief description of the decision-making arrangements. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the practical implementation of the law. The presentation will be delivered by Josephine Mcloughlin. Josephine is the Director of Legal Capacity Training. Her knowledge of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act stems from the completion of an LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway which provided an opportunity to specialize in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with a focus on the topic of legal capacity. Upon completion of the LLM she was awarded first class honours and the Centre of Disability Law and Policy Gold Medal for Excellence. Thereafter she completed a six – day course in Supported Decision Making, a certificate in Decision Making Support from the Law Society of Ireland and a two – day course in Complex Capacity Assessment at the Mental Health Justice Project Kings College London. Josephine is a health and social care professional for 20 years and has been providing training in the Act since 2015.

Time  10.30am – 1pm

Location: ChildVision – Dublin.