KBIS provide expert assessments, reports and training services in adult social care to a range of authorities and statutory bodies.
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KBIS was formed in 2018 by Kane Barnacle. We now utilise the experience of other independent experts in their field to provide a range of professional Social Work, Advocacy and training services.
Kane’s professional background includes 16 years as a statutory advocate and regional service manager. He has supported thousands of people to ensure their views are considered, and their rights respected. He has considerable experience as a Court of Protection litigation friend and Rule 1.2 Representative. He acts as an advocate for people who lack the mental capacity to make specific, and sometimes life-changing decisions. In 2016, Kane qualified as a Social Worker with a high 2.1 Bachelor’s Degree. He then qualified as a Best Interest Assessor at the University of Brighton in 2018. Kane has now also completed an Advanced Masters (AMIL LLM) in International Human Rights Law at The University of Law. Kane's socio-legal experience in overseeing all work undertaken by KBIS ensures the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
KBIS specialises in socio-legal matters relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (including Schedule A1 & AA1), the Care Act 2014, European Convention and Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social Care Act 2012, Equality Act 2010, and matters before the Court of Protection.
All work undertaken by KBIS heavily weights the importance of advocacy. We believe that people should be approached from the starting point that they are experts in their own lives. Inclusive practice, the promotion of self-determination, respect, and truly person-centred practice are at our core!
All social work services are provided by Social Work England registered Social Workers with due regard to the PCF’s.
All Advocacy services are provided by qualified Advocates with due regard to the Advocacy Charter and NDTI principles.
All work is undertaken by enhanced DBS clear professionals.
KBIS services require instruction and funding. Statutory social work and advocacy are often provided within Government, local authority and health board contracts. We provide advocacy services for those who do not fit contract criteria or require a more comprehensive assessment than these allow.