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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
Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. Recent high profile court cases, especially focusing on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, highlight the importance of a sound knowledge of, and ability to critically reflect on, social care and the law. This brief
Facilitating participation of ‘P’ and vulnerable persons in Court of Protection proceedings.
Mr Justice Charles has released this practical guidance with helpful suggestions as to how practitioners might consider enhancing the participation of someone who might lack mental c
We’re still waiting for the latest DoLS figures, but the Family Court statistics report outlines interesting changes in Court of Protection statistics.
This shows that the numbers of applications for authorisation of deprivation of liberty (for people in community settings or
Available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1035/contents/made
The new Rules entirely replace the 2007 Rules, and set out the practice and procedure to be followed in the Court of Protection. They apply to anybody who applies to the Court or involves it in any
Summary: A new nationwide pilot scheme has been launched, the aim of which is to explore whether mediation can achieve resolutions to best interests (not mental capacity) disputes to be put before the Court of Protection. Mediation must be run by an accredited mediator, and the p
Legal literacy matters because the law determines how and when the state can intervene in the lives of individuals. It also serves as a valuable tool to support empowering, enabling and rights-focused social work and social care practice. This resource uses tools and exercises t
Summary: The current system in which applications are made to London and then transferred to Regional Hubs will be replaced by one in which the Regional Hubs issue their own s16 (Health and Welfare) and s21A (Deprivation of Liberty) applications. The scheme will be introduced on
‘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