Open consultation – Revised PACE code A – Home Office

Posted August 26th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, police, stop and search by tracey

‘This consultation runs until Monday 20 October 2014. The draft code has a covering note and detailed table outlining the changes and their purpose with links to the paragraphs concerned.’

Full press release

Home Office, 26th August 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Best use of stop and search scheme – Home Office

Posted August 26th, 2014 in codes of practice, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Guidance for police forces on the implementation of the best use of stop and search scheme.’

Full guidance

Home Office, 26th August 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Stop and search: Police code of conduct launched – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2014 in codes of practice, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘All 43 police forces in England and Wales have agreed to adopt a new government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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‘Failure to cooperate’ case prompts ombudsman review – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) is to review its internal investigations guidance after a barrister was cleared of misconduct due to its own “failure to cooperate” with the disciplinary process.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th August 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Police officers investigated for social media breaches – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in codes of practice, internet, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Hundreds of police officers have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, research has revealed.
Freedom of Information requests by the Press Association found officers made racist comments online and asked crime victims to become Facebook friends.’

Full story

BBC News, 19th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Tax barristers should report colleagues who break rules, Davies says – Legal Futures

‘Tax barristers who have evidence of colleagues breaking the rules should report it to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), chief executive Dr Vanessa Davies has said.’

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Legal Futures, 12th August 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Remuneration Code: Clawback and the Bonus Cap – Employment Law Blog

Posted July 29th, 2014 in banking, codes of practice, employment, news, remuneration by sally

‘In recent days, two pieces of news related to the most controversial elements of the Remuneration Code have emerged: clawback, and the bonus cap. The Remuneration Code applies to the variable remuneration (i.e. bonus) of certain employees of banks, building societies, investment firms, and some overseas firms of a similar nature.’

Full story

Employment Law Blog, 28th July 2014

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

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Police chiefs end clampdown on whistleblowers to the media – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have ended a clampdown on whistleblowers to the media with a new code of ethics that puts officers under a “positive obligation” to challenge failings by their colleagues and their bosses.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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‘Rude’ police officers to be formally punished under new rules – The Independent

‘Police officers who are rude to the public will face disciplinary action according to new rules, ministers are expected to announce next week.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Crime victims’ treatment by police and courts examined – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2014 in codes of practice, courts, news, police, reports, victims by tracey

‘The way crime victims are treated by the police and courts in England and Wales is to be examined.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014 – Education Law Blog

‘These regulations will come into force on 1 September 2014. They basically extend the current pilot scheme for personal budgets to all local authorities and apply it to the new Education Health and Care Plans regime. I posted back in 2012 about the pilot scheme and these new regulations make very few changes to the substance of that scheme.’

Full story

Education Law Blog, 28th June 2014

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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Bedtimes introduced for young offenders – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2014 in codes of practice, enforcement, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

‘All young offenders will face strict bedtimes for the first time, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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They think it’s all over … – NearlyLegal

‘We covered the case of Beech v Birmingham CC in the High Court here. The appeal to the Court of Appeal was heard on 11/6/2014 and judgement was given on 17/6/2014.

I will not repeat the facts here except to say that the appeal was narrowed down to only two grounds of challenge: namely that the notice to quit was procured from the late Mrs Warren under undue influence from the housing officer, Mr Pumphrey, and that it had been given when no formal mental capacity assessment had been carried out, in breach of the Code of Practice issued under s.42(1)(a) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (the ‘public law defence’).’

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NearlyLegal, 22nd June 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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DfE issues new code of practice for special educational needs and disabilities – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Department for Education has published a new code of practice for organisations working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.’

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Full code

Local Government Lawyer, 18th June 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Is it right to jail someone for being offensive on Facebook or Twitter? – The Guardian

‘Jake Newsome was jailed last week for posting offensive comments online. His is the latest in a string of cases that have led to prison terms, raising concern that free speech may be under threat from over-zealous prosecutors.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Pre-sentence restorative justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 21st, 2014 in codes of practice, news, restorative justice, sentencing by tracey

‘Secretary of State guidance for pre-sentence restorative justice.’

Full guidance

Ministry of Justice, 19th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Damian Green’s Police Federation (Constables’ Conference) speech – Home Office

‘Damian Green’s Police Federation (Constables’ Conference) speech Tuesday 20 May.’

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Home Office, 20th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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New nursing code: Patients asked to help shape draft – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, hospitals, news, nurses, standards by sally

‘Patients and the public are being urged to have their say over what standards nurses and midwives should abide by.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Unsted Park ‘self-harm blades’ head teacher cleared – BBC News

‘A former head teacher who gave a girl at a special school equipment for self-harming has been cleared of unacceptable professional misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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PACE Code C – Home Office

Posted May 15th, 2014 in codes of practice, detention, investigatory powers, police by tracey

‘This revised version of PACE Code C sets out the requirements for the detention, treatment and questioning of suspects not related to terrorism in police custody by police officers. The revised 2014 code was laid in Parliament on 14 May 2014 and will only apply after midnight on 2 June 2014.’

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Home Office, 14th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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