Closing the loophole: Care services and human rights protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2013 in bills, care homes, elderly, human rights, news, social services by sally

“Much of the House of Lords debate surrounding yesterday’s Second Reading of the Care and Support Bill focused on seeking solutions to complex issues around the future provision of care. Additionally, as several peers flagged, the Bill also provides a timely opportunity to clarify which bodies have legal obligations to uphold protections under the Human Rights Act. Baroness Campbell noted ‘those who receive their care not from a public authority but from a private body lack the full protection of the Human Rights Act…[This] is a loophole that must be closed.'”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2013