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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

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy in adult social care: Strategic Briefing (2016)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2016

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

[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

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy: Practice Tool (2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: October 2016

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

[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
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