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[OTHER] Case 3: Re P (Mental Capacity Act 2005: Best Interests Test) [2017] EWCOP B26

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2017/B26.html   Date: 31st May 2017 Synopsis: When deciding the care plan and residence of a person without capacity, there is no assumption that paid care is are always more sustainable in the long term than family and friends. If it is in

[OTHER] Case 3: Re A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2019/2.html Date: 21st February 2019 Synopsis: This case concerns the relevant test for determining whether a person lacks capacity in relation to internet and social media usage. Case Summary: This case involved declarations as to capaci

[PUBLICATIONS] Supporting good court craft: Supervisors Briefing (2019)

Supervisors’ Briefing
Published: April 2019

Court craft – the right blend of competencies to support confident assessment, analysis and presentation of information to court – is an important aspect of adult social care. Good, defensible decision-making is at its heart. This briefing aims to support good court c

[PUBLICATIONS] Supporting good court craft: Practice Tool (2019)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: April 2019

This resource, and the tools contained within it, supports people working in adult social care to: develop their skills and knowledge in relation to writing for, and appearing at, court feel more confident in their court craft enable practice and decision-making which is transpa

[OTHER] Case 3: Somerset v MK (Deprivation of Liberty: Best Interests Decisions: Conduct of a Local Authority) [2014] EWCOP B25

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2014/B25.html Summary: Local Government Lawyer Date: 6 July 2014 Case synopsis A local authority was severely criticised for removing a young woman living with severe learning

[OTHER] Supporting good court craft

‘Court craft’ can be defined as the skills and knowledge required to assess, analyse and present information to court. This is different from ‘legal literacy’, a related term that refers to the ability to connect relevant legal rules with the professional priorities and

[BLOG] Courting evidence: Legal literacy in social care

November 2015, Research in Practice for Adults

Analysing key themes from our recent Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, RiPfA’s Senior Research and Development Officer, Lindsey Pike, and Learning and Development Officer, Katherine Bishop, explore the theme of legal literacy in adult social care. In early October, RiPfA held

[BLOG] The Mental Capacity Act – are we there yet?

October 2017, Research in Practice for Adults

Mel Bramwell ‘But are we there yet?’ asked the numerous Mental Capacity Act (MCA)/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) Leads at the Local Implementation Group (LIN), which has been operational since 2007. ‘Ten years on, are we there yet, are we doing it right?’ So

[NEWS] New: Case Law Summaries

December 2016, Research in Practice for Adults

Case Law Summaries are a new monthly resource providing an overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice. We will also report on new legal guidance as it is published. The first edition of this new resource is open access.

[OTHER] News and guidance: How to use the new COPDOL form 10

Adapted from guidance by 39 Essex Chambers. This refers to the new, more person-centred fact finding form to be used for applications to the Court of Protection for: authorisation to deprive people of their liberty to give necessary care or treatment in settings such as su
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