The new era promised by the Care Act is yet to arrive – The Guardian

‘One year after the act came into force, the momentum behind the changes risks being lost.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2016

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Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences – BBC News

‘Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, a report looking at their over-representation in the criminal justice system says.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2016

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Children in care homes ‘excessively criminalised’ – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2016 in care homes, children, criminal justice, news, police, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘Children living in care homes are “excessively criminalised” compared with other boys and girls, campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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Braintree care home abuse: Workers jailed after TV investigation – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2016 in assault, care homes, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three care workers have each been jailed for four months for assaulting an elderly woman in a residential home.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2016

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St William’s Catholic care home child sex abusers jailed – BBC News

‘A former chaplain and ex-principal of a Roman Catholic children’s care home have been jailed for abusing boys.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2016

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Disabled girl sedation and removal ‘like Guantanamo rendition’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in care homes, consent, disabled persons, learning difficulties, news by tracey

‘A teenager with learning disabilities was “unlawfully” sedated and flown from south-west England to Dundee in a move a health boss likened to “extraordinary rendition to Guantanamo Bay”.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2015

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Probate manager who admitted 140 “improper withdrawals” from client accounts blamed pressure of work – Legal Futures

‘A probate manager who admitting making 140 “improper withdrawals” over a period of 11 years, resulting in a client account shortage of £730,000, has been banned from working for law firms.

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Legal Futures, 17th November 2015

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A duty to facilitate an individual’s release – No. 5 Chambers

‘The below article by Philip Rule, barrister at No5 Chambers, aims to offer a new potential for those with learning disability and/or autism, their families, and the many charities and NGOs that fight for the rights of these groups, to ensure things are improved for such individuals.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd September 2015

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Inquests & Deprivation of Liberty – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 4th, 2015 in care homes, deprivation of liberty safeguards, detention, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘In December 2014, the Chief Coroner issued guidance as the approach to be taken when someone dies at a time when they are deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005). Its effect is yet to be seen.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd September 2015

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Devon care worker who filmed sex assaults jailed for 10 years – BBC News

‘A “depraved” care worker who sexually assaulted elderly patients and sent footage of the attacks to her boyfriend has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Operation Jasmine: Care home neglect inquiry to report – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in care homes, elderly, inquiries, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘The findings of an independent report into what became the biggest UK inquiry into alleged abuse at care homes are being published later. Operation Jasmine, led by Gwent Police, focused on six care homes in south Wales and cost £11.6m.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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Providing protective care to people unable to consent to treatment – Law Commission

‘The Mental Capacity Act aims to protect people who lack mental capacity but need to be deprived of liberty in order to receive appropriate care and treatment in hospitals and care homes. But the safeguards are not meaningful for disabled and older people and their families, local councils and the NHS are struggling to meet their obligations under the law, and people who live in other settings – such as supported living – are being left unprotected.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2015

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Offending rates among children in care investigated – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in care homes, child abuse, child neglect, children, news, young offenders by sally

‘An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Relatives of dementia sufferers who die in care homes having to wait months to bury loved ones thanks to new Government rules – The Independent

‘Relatives of dementia sufferers who pass away in care homes are being forced to wait months to bury loved ones because of new rules.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2015

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Life Expectancy, Expert Evidence, the Strauss Tables and the Relevance of the Quality of Care: Detailed Consideration by the High Court – Zenith PI Blog

‘This Blog has already looked at the case of Robshaw -v- United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB) in the context of judicial consideration of the basic principles of the law of damages. However the judgment of Mr Justice Foskett also contains some important observations in relation to life expectancy. In particular the approach to be taken when dealing with evidence from experts and statistical analysis.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 12th April 2015

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Care system gets ‘biggest shake-up in 60 years’ – BBC News

‘Major changes to the care system in England are being introduced in what is being dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2015

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Catholic priest Anthony McSweeney jailed for sex abuse – BBC News

‘A “voyeuristic” Catholic priest who sexually assaulted a teenage boy at a children’s home in west London has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Regina (Forge Care Homes Ltd) and others v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 27th, 2015 in budgets, care homes, judicial review, law reports, news, nurses by sally

Regina (Forge Care Homes Ltd) and others v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and others [2015] EWHC 601 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 134

‘The definition of “nursing care by a registered nurse” in section 49 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 was not a task based definition which restricted “services” to the tasks which only a registered nurse could perform.’

WLR Daily, 11th March 2015

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Court of Protection Issues – Thirty Nine Essex Street

‘This paper provides an overview of the procedure which has been put in place to implement the streamlined process by which the Court of Protection may authorise deprivations of liberty following the Supreme Court decision in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and P and Q v Surrey County Council [2014] UKSC 19.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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Historical child abuse: Key investigations – BBC News

‘There are a number of ongoing investigations and inquiries – criminal and otherwise – into historical abuse allegations at institutions across the UK. Here is a guide to the key inquiries and their scope.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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