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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...

Webinars

potential pre-action protocols for abuse claims 24 May 2018

Sarah Erwin-Jones and James Arrowsmith of our abuse handling team will provide you with a background on pre-action protocols

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Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty case law update webinar - May 2018

Ben Troke looks at covert medication, Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) in hospitals, parents' rights, DoL in the community, the new CHC framework, a brief update on the Law Commission proposals, as well as some discussion around recent headlines.

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Legal updates

Social care newsletter - April 2018

In this edition we look at claim strategy, risk management, third party recovery claims, pre-action protocol and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Legal updates

Plotting the likely risk in child abuse claims following the latest crop of Court of Appeal decisions

Independent fostering agencies (IFAs) and non-local authority care providers need to plan too.

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