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15 Jan




All sessions will be live and a recording will be available post event in the members area.


BABICM & PDF Members




from 1pm


Sexual Offences Act – Understanding the Nuances When Supporting P


BABICM has collaborated with the Professional Deputies Forum to bring BABICM and PDF members a free webinar.  Presenter Ian Brownhill at 39 Essex Chambers will discuss the challenges and nuances around supporting clients to have sex.


Things to consider:

  1. Does it make a difference if a family member provides the money for the sex worker rather than the financial Deputy
  2. What if a support worker assists P with purchasing a sex toy understanding their intention to use it to penetrate themselves?  Is that ok providing no one else is in the room supporting during the actual act.
  3. What if a support worker assists P to prepare themselves to watch porn knowing they will masturbate but aren’t in the room at the actual time of the act?
  4. What are the nuances regarding supporting P to have a date with a partner in their own home where there is the risk of sexual activity taking place?

The session will last approx. an hour with a presentation of 45 mins, followed by Q&A

Stacey Bryant (Event Chair)

Ian Brownhill
39 Essex Chambers

Ian has acted in Court of Protection cases at every level, including in the Supreme Court. Ian is instructed in the most serious cases which the Court of Protection hears, often before a Tier 3 (High Court) judge. Ian is regularly instructed in cases against leading counsel as a junior alone. Ian’s work in this area is ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Many of Ian’s cases involve:

  • physical, sexual or financial abuse,
  • a P who is assessed to be at risk of offending,
  • concerns that P has been radicalised, brainwashed, trafficked or groomed.

This online event is open to BABICM and PDF Members only

Webinar link will be emailed to verified attendees.


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