Brian Lamb OBE, Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability, Derby University
Education professionals have found the area of mental capacity in education a huge challenge. This book is the answer to their prayers. It lays out a complex area of law and practice in a simple and easy to understand way, while still ensuring that it not does not miss any of the complexities between the law and good educational practice in this area. It deserves an audience beyond the education professional and will be useful to practitioners and advisors across the special educational needs sector.
Dr Nazam Hussain, Educational Psychologist
This book succinctly and concisely outlines the Mental Capacity Act for professionals who work in education. Practical suggestions, further reading and how the Mental Capacity Act fits into wider Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms are offered, discussed and illustrated through authentic scenarios. A highly relevant and timely book for educational psychologists.
Karen Flanagan, County SEN Manager (Assessment and Placement), Kent County Council
This book is clear and informative. It offers practical examples to develop the reader's understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act and its interplay with the SEND Code Of Practice. It should be essential reading for education staff, Local Authority staff including SEN officers as well as social service staff and health professionals who work with children and young people in educational contexts from Key Stage 4 onwards.