We are a fused group of practitioners across health and welfare and property and affairs to ensure that we raise the knowledge base of each field as to the practice, law and policy issues for the other. We provide education programmes for mental health and mental capacity professionals with the aim of contributing to the maintenance of, and raising the standards of, the work done on behalf of the mentally incapacitated young people and adults in our society. Our membership includes social workers, experts, medical practitioners, mental health treating clinicians, solicitors, barristers, financial deputies, IMCAs, other advocates.
Free seminars usually a minimum of 1.5hours CPD on at least 4 occasions a year in each region
Invitations to free Socials on usually 2 occasions a year to network with the multi-disciplinary membership and guest speakers (including local judiciary)
Reduced price access and priority booking at national day conference (this will rotate annually around the region's and each regional committee will be invited to organise it when it is in their area)
Soon we will have booking facilities for all of the above via the website
Representation on the ad hoc Rules Committee and an opportunity to feed into the consultation and development of the Rules at an early stage
Representation at the COP court users meeting held at RCJ and minutes circulated to members. Issues raised on your behalf with the cloak of anonymity that comes with having the association raise an issue
Responding to Consultation papers and matters of importance to COP professionals - again you may feed into these with anecdotal information under a cloak of anonymity i.e. Our social work members have identified the following limitations on their ability to work effectively in.
A LinkedIn and twitter forum to exchange views and queries
Working closely with the judiciary on your behalf to improve practice locally and nationally
Representation on local COP court users groups and a conduit to raise issues affecting practice locally
Free attendance at and notification of seminars held nationally by other regions if you are in the area or the subject attracts your attention
Opportunities for networking with multi-disciplinary professionals engaged in mental health and mental capacity specialities including the legal profession and judiciary of the Court of Protection (many of whom are invited as guests and/or speakers to our events).
Conference Cost: London 2017 £135 for CoPPA members; £160 for non-CoPPA members
Seminars: Free for members; £10 for non-members