Best Interest Assessors Module

Module codeSWK4440
Start dates
November 2018
May 2019 


Best Interest Assessor is an inter-professional module which aims to equip experienced practitioners in health and social care with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to undertake a Best Interest Assessment (BIA). A BIA is a specific task related to implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and on completion of the module and successful assessment, participants will be eligible to apply for approval to their Supervisory Board as a Best Interest Assessor having met in full the training requirements specified by the Department of Health. This is a one week intensive course.

Course content

The syllabus is laid down in the requirements of the five professional capabilities for Best Interest Assessors (DoH) which are embedded within a series of 6 one day workshops and practice learning opportunities.

Teaching dates

November Cohort:

  • 2 November 2018

November cohort:

  • 26 November 2018
  • 30 November 2018
  • 25 January 2019

April cohort:

  • 29 April 2019
  • 3 May 2019
  • 7 June 2019

How to apply

To apply for this course you must :

  • have two years post-registration experience as either an approved mental health professional or social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • be a first level nurse registered in Part 1 of the Register, occupational therapists registered in Part 6 of the Register and chartered psychologists listed in BPS

Please email our CPD Social Work Administration team to express an interest in this programme.

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