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social care

Social care for both children and adults is a large, dynamic sector, involving public, private and charitable organisations. Changes in statutory frameworks and associated new duties, complex procurement and commissioning practices for local authorities and an active, funded and competitive private sector, all mean that providers face a breadth of legal challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team understands your environment and the law. Our goal is to ensure we meet the differing objectives of all providers.

what we do...

  • Our clients - over 50 local authorities, registered charities, residential and domiciliary care providers, insurers, sports governing bodies, religious organisations and inspectorates including the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
  • Over 20 years' experience - we act for inspectorates, conduct child and vulnerable adult protection audits and policy reviews and attend risk management committees.
  • 20 dedicated lawyers - based in Nottingham, Exeter, London and Birmingham, the largest specialist teams in private practice.
  • On-going training - on the latest regulatory developments and government guidance.

focus on...

Legal updates

LiPS service? or real reform, soon…?

The Government has promised to implement, virtually in full, the Law Commission proposals for reform of the law on deprivation of liberty and the Mental Capacity Act. But when will it happen?


Legal updates

IICSA recommends a government funded redress scheme for child migrants and dismisses the use of a child care expert for historical context

1 March saw the publication of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report on child migration programs. Between 1947 and 1965 eight approved organisation migrated a total of 3,170 children to Australia. 400 of these were sent by local authorities.


Legal updates

The black cab rapist, faulty investigations and social care failure to remove claims

The actions, or inactions, of the Police have come under much judicial scrutiny recently, most notably in Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales Police, Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and now the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and another.


Legal updates

How does the Court of Appeal decision in CN v Poole Borough Council affect local authorities?

This social work negligence judgment is of importance to all those in local authorities who provide services.


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