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Consultation launched on the Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice and Legislation

Consultation launched on the Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice and Legislation

What a busy month it has been ! We had an amazing event at the start of Social Work England Social Work week,  talking about young people at risk of criminal exploitation, with over 50 people attending.

Tanayah spoke in depth about his own personal journey from a life of crime to now being one of the UK’s leading experts on working with young people who are exploited.

As you know this was a free event as part of Social Work week, we are hoping to run it again for a fee, and will update you.

Last year we had one of the UK’s leading lawyers in adult social care, mental capacity  and mental health, provide an overview of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and some of the proposed changes at that time.

We are now pleased to be able to welcome Tim back to present an overview on the recently launched and long awaited Code of Practice and legislation.

The government launched its consultation on the draft on March 17th, and we are pleased to bring this exclusive event to you all.

You can read a summary written by Tim in Community Care 

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 17th May 4.30 pm – 6pm online. 

To book your place click here 

Admission is £18 for  members including VAT and £30 for non members

You can also book places at our extensive range of events through our events page 

New year ! Get started with your learning and development

New year ! Get started with your learning and development

Its a new year, and a  new registration year for all social workers, as well as being  a time when most people start to think about planning  a new career

Sound  like you? if this sounds  like you, then  why not start your new year with Chinara Enterprises, and kickstart your personal and professional development .

From December 2021 CPD requirements for registered social workers have  changed.  All registered social workers have to record and reflect on  at least 2 pieces of CPD per year, and reflect on at least one piece of CPD with a peer.

We are pleased to be  hosting a series of seminars to support social workers to meet these requirements.

Start your CPD for 2022 with these informative seminars !

Reflecting on your CPD

A group peer reflective session for social workers to reflect on CPD, to enable you to meet  the Social Work England CPD requirements.

From December 2021 it is now a requirement for social  workers to reflect on CPD with a peer, for at least one piece of CPD.

This event is free to members, you will need to be  logged into your account to access a free ticket and use your coupon code when you checkout in your basket.

Non members: If you are a non member the fee is £5.00 + VAT , and you can claim the £5 fee back off your first year of annual membership with Chinara Enterprises.

This seminar will be held on the following dates:




Time: 6pm-7.30 : Online

Effective working together to safeguard children and families

A reflective discussion and examination of some of the most recent criminal trials relating to child deaths.

Date: Monday 7th  February 2022 6pm-7.30

Where: Online

Facilitator : James Blewett,  Independent trainer and consultant: James is an experienced qualified and registered social worker who has great experience in CPD and practice mentoring. James has run London Making Research (MRC) King’s College London for over 10 years and is widely respected in the London social work workforce sector. He brings a wealth of experience in supporting individual social workers and offering them guidance about practice and professional conduct.

Fee: Members £15 + VAT  total £18.00 :To access this rate you will need to be  logged into your account  and use the coupon code Chinara21 when you checkout in your basket

Non members £25 + VAT total £30.00

Visit the events page to book your tickets

Why not take out membership, and take that all important step in planning and developing yourself. As a member, you get access to a wealth of free resources and discounts on CPD events, as well as free members events and discount on 1-1 services, such as reflective supervision, coaching and mentoring.

We are really pleased to be able to offer flexible  payment plans for those that would  value spreading  the costs of any courses or 1-1 sessions you would like.

Visit our homepage to find out more

Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

At long last we are proud to be launching our brand new website and learning and development platform !

So what’s new?

We wanted to improve the user experience on the platform, so if you want to find something on the site, we have a new search function where you can type in the item you are looking for, and it brings up your search results.

Events page with  discounted rates for members

We have built our own online event platform, so you can buy direct from our website without paying the extra booking fees you incur from other sites such as Eventbrite, giving you more choice on how you book.

All purchases are made through our secure online payment system and you can also cancel tickets if you need to.

Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of other events and to book your place.

To access the discounted rate, you will need to enter the email you log in with and enter a discount code issued to members. The code can only be used by each member, once per event

The discounts do not apply to any of the MRC events, as they are already discounted. If you are not in one of our members areas this code will not work.

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Making Research Count Team, part  of King’s College London, to bring you exclusive access to their open programme of events.   You can only access this rate if you book through our events page or on Eventbrite

Free members events

Throughout the year we will be hosting free events for members on a range of topics.  If you have any suggestions for a topic or would like to facilitate  a session get in touch share your skills and knowledge.

Brand new membership portal

If you are already a member in one  of our learners areas such as Return to Social Work or Social Work Together Essentials, you are given free access to the learning and development resources and discounted rates for our events and services.

Access to useful resources

In the resources section some of the free content is restricted to members only, to access locked content you will need to be logged into the site.

Free access to the Golden Blues 

The Golden Blues is a broker who are able to negotiate special offers on a range of insurance and financial products. For example through the Golden Blues I was able to access private healthcare , and i receive regular rewards that sometimes cover the cost of my monthly premium ! So I end up getting  free private healthcare.

Unlimited access to free e learning

We are creating more e learning courses for you to access.

Discounted rates on 1-1 services.

For example on coaching, mentoring or reflective supervision

CPD hot topic !

We are really pleased to be launching an important seminar on the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

This is an essential briefing to gain an insight into the key legislative changes regarding mental capacity.

We have one of the leading lawyers Tim Spencer Lane,  speaking at this seminar, with a Q and A.

Date: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Time: 6pm-7.30 pm

In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards 

This seminar will provide an overview of the following:

  • Background to the LPS – why they were introduced and key principles
  • What types of arrangements can be authorised and by whom?
  • The authorisation process
  • The key safeguards – including rights to advocacy and the Court of Protection
  • Other features of the LPS – including interim authorisations and the Mental Health Act interface
  • Next steps – the public consultation on the Code and regs, and transitional arrangements

Facilitator: Tim Spencer Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health, and social care law. He works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.

At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

The fee is £25 + VAT for non members

£15 + VAT for members

Click here to book

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We hope that you will find the website refreshing, and if there is anything you would like to see then  email us info@chinaraenterprises.com

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon !