S.12 Approval Refresher Training
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S.12 Approval Refresher Training

Our course is approved by the North of England Approvals Panel (NEAP) as a refresher course for those seeking s.12 re-approval.

Programme Information 2020 - 2021


The programme will provide a refresher and legal update on key provisions of the MHA and Code of Practice, treatment provisions and the MCA interface, that all s.12 doctors need to be familiar with and will also cover any key developments and 'hot topics'. Issues will be considered from an AMHP perspective and a service user/carer perspective.

The focus throughout will be on how the legal issues impact in practice and key developments all s.12 doctors need to be aware of.

The day will comprise of an interactive mix of presentations, case studies, quizzes and practical exercises.

All participants will be invited to identify issues they wish to cover and to raise questions, case examples and points for discussion throughout the day.

Comprehensive materials will be provided for delegates to refer to and to supplement the topics on the day. 


The day will be jointly facilitated throughout by Helen Kingston, a solicitor and consultant with DAC Beachcroft (and former principal lecturer at Northumbria University) and Dr Gill Bell (Mental Health Act Clinical Lead, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHSFT), both of whom have extensive experience in providing AC/s.12 training. Helen and Gill will be joined by other members of our multi-professional training team.

Course Feedback

"The presenters are both fantastic! Entertaining, vibrant, clear, concise. Really impressed!"

"Superb and very relevant."

"Excellent course, very engaging and useful."

"Probably the most relevant and best structured s.12 refresher I have been on."

2020 - 2021 Programme Dates and Venues

The list of course dates and venues is set out below.

Registration is at 9.15 and the course will commence at 9.30 and finish at 4.30pm. A detailed programme will be sent to you prior to the course.

03 April 2020 - Newcastle S.12 Approval Refresher
DAC Beachcroft
Wellbar House
36 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne

To book

Contact Michelle Hall on 0191 404 4055 or e-mail mhall@dacbeachcroft.com.

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