Mental Capacity Act: Best Interests

MCA Event 6 March 2019

The Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board invites you to join us on the 6th March to learn more about Best Interests decisions.

09:30 to 12:30: This FREE event, targeted at professionals working in Lambeth, will explore the legal framework to make Best Interests decisions under the Mental Capacity Act. Attendees will get to hear from experts, including our keynote speaker, Alex Ruck Keene (Barrister).

To sign up for this session, please register on eventbrite or email



13:30 to 16:30: The afternoon session will open up all, including professionals, patients, service users and their families. This event will explore what is meant by ‘Best Interests', and attendees will hear from a range of organisations including the British Institute of Human Rights, POhWER advocacy and Compassion in Dying.

To sign up for this session, please register on eventbrite or email

Refreshments will be provided.

VAWG Training programme

Lambeth Council, and its partners, provides a range of free training on all areas of VAWG to professionals working with Lambeth residents who are at risk of, or are experiencing gender based violence. We also offer bespoke training to agencies on an outreach basis to ensure the sessions are relevant to particular client groups.


Our e-learning offer was recently reviewed. We are making some changes to improve this training, and hope to make this available for all professionals in Lambeth to sign up to be end of January 2019. Please continue to check back for updates.

Other E-learning sources

Below are various links to further online training in regards to a range of safeguarding issues.

Social Care Institute for Excellence


The Social Care Institute for Excellence has a wealth of resources and offers training targeting care providers, housing providers, local authorities, the NHS and police to safeguard adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

For more information, visit their website

Training and Events for the Public

Engage for Change

Engage for Change is a national training programme which offers a range of online and face-to-face accessible training programmes, designed to strengthen people's choice and control over their care and improve their ability to influence the health and social care services that affect their lives.

For more information about the training programmes offered, please visit their website or contact / 01274 256 919.


LSAB Community Reference Group

The LSAB Community Reference Group work together to build a programme of events to help raise awareness and understanding of safeguarding in Lambeth. Updates on future events will be posted here.