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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
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.
This case involved declarations as to capaci
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
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
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
A local authority was severely criticised for removing a young woman living with severe learning
‘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
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
‘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?’
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.
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