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[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] News and guidance: Facilitating the participation of ‘P’ in Court of Protection proceedings

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

[OTHER] News and Guidance: Court of Protection statistics

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

[OTHER] News and Guidance: The new Court of Protection Rules 2017 came into force on the 1st of December 2017

Available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1035/contents/made Summary: 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

[OTHER] News and Guidance: Court of Protection Regional Hubs will begin issuing their own section 16 and 21A applications

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

[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] The right to vote doesn’t depend on mental capacity

April 2015, Research in Practice for Adults

Lucy Series is a research associate at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. Her research focuses on disability rights, legal capacity and community care law. Lucy is also a RiPfA Associate and has worked on projects relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the d

[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] Technical knowledge is not enough: exploring legal literacy as a concept and in practice

March 2016, Research in Practice for Adults

Michael Preston-Shoot and Suzy Braye The legal rules derived from the twin pillars of adult social care legislation – the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – are continuously evolving. The Care Act 2014 is now just one year into implementation, and already revis
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