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social care

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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.

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Legal updates

Guest writer says: improve social care by concentrating on the basics, not abolishing LSCBs

Controversial clause 29 of the Children and Social Work Bill has been abandoned after a concerted campaign by children’s charities.

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Human Rights Act claims must not 'bog down' family proceedings

Austerity measures have led to ever-increasing tightening of belts in the health and social care sectors.

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Legal updates

Vicarious liability for physical and sexual abuse claims: what does the future hold for charities, social and sports clubs?

The last 12 months have seen more reports of sports coaches and people of similar responsibility taking advantage of their roles to harm children.

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Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards to be abolished

Under clauses 16 – 23 of the Children and Social Work Act, the existing LSCB structure will be replaced with a team of safeguarding partners.

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