Chailey Heritage School – Decision Making Seminar
Organiser: Chailey Heritage Foundation
Venue: Chailey Heritage Foundation, Haywards Heath Road
4th February 2020
Chailey Heritage School is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.
Philip Warford from Renaissance Legal has been invited to present a seminar to the families at Chailey, to talk about Decision Making and Mental Capacity, to help families plan for the future.
Philip will talk to parents and carers about what will happen when their child turns 18. The key principles are that no one has the right to make decisions on behalf of a person when they become an adult. The reality of this is not so clear cut.
If a person does not have the ability to make a decision then their mental capacity is questioned, Philip talks about the ideas around mental capacity and what families and carers need to consider and action they can take.
Philip will then explain Powers of Attorney, the selection of someone who can make decisions on behalf of a person with a learning disability and also covers what the Court of Protection is, what they do, timescales and charges.
Philip will guide families on the options available and importance of not putting off these decisions.
10:00am: Teas and coffees
10:30am – 12:30pm: Seminar
Please email Denise Howard on Denise.Howard2@nhs.net or telephone: 01825 724736
Chailey Heritage Foundation, Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, Lewes BN8 4EF