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9 July 2021 Children’s social care review – Case for Change – a step towards consensus?

The Independent review of children’s social care in England describes itself as a ‘once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system’. Some might also see it as a poisoned chalice.

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15 June 2021 More guidance on failure to remove claims: what are the implications for children's services and SAR teams?

Local authorities now have the benefit of a flurry of recent judgments on the issue of the existence of a duty of care in children’s ‘failure to remove’ cases.

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Mental Health Act and Legal Update

In this on-demand video, we covered The MHA white paper, The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Devon Partnership NHS Trust v SSHSC [2021] EWHC 101 (Admin).

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22 March 2021 Competition and Markets Authority review of children’s services

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into the children’s social care market in England, Scotland and Wales to determine whether any matters in relation to the supply of those services has or may have effects adverse to the interests of children in care.

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Post-Covid child abuse litigation - a new future

In this training video participants and their organisations will be starting to look beyond the immediate impact of Covid-19, now planning for the future of litigation including child abuse litigation.

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18 February 2021 High Court grants local authority injunction to prevent breach of confidence

This judgment is critical reading for public bodies who need to take action to restrain the use of confidential information in circumstances where that information has been inadvertently disclosed to a third party.

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9 February 2021 Shared Insights: Managing complex patients

The importance of Trusts developing a written plan so that you are ready to act quickly if anti-Covid or anti-vaccination protesters come on to your site to protest.

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13 January 2021 Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider

The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.

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Children's social care mini forum

Catch up on our annual children’s social care forum in abbreviated form a little early this year.

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12 November 2020 Robust decision-making - how to reduce the scope for an irrationality challenge

Public bodies must understand the scope of ‘irrational’ or ‘unreasonable’ challenges so that proactive steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of successful judicial intervention.

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