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Keyword “Time and decision specific capacity”
Topic “Legal literacy”
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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.
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
Safeguarding adults means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. It is about promoting individuals’ wellbeing and preventing both the risk of, and the experience of, abuse and neglect wherever possible.
Case Law and Legal Summaries: monthly overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice.
You need to be a member of RiPfA to access full Case Law Summaries, have a website account and be logged in – if you don’t have an acc
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): www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2016/2358.html
Summary: Family law week
Summary: Mental Health Law
Dates: Judgement date: 28 September 2016
Case synopsis: This case hinged both on assessments of decision and
Providing practical examples of what rights based working can look like in practice, this Webinar aims to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the requirements of a range of rights based legislation. It will also draw the links between rights and strengths based appr
Around 155 Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) have been commissioned or conducted in the two years following the implementation of the Care Act 2014. The Act states that SARs should promote 'effective learning and improvement action to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurr
Social care practitioners have a role to play in supporting people who hoard, but where does that role begin and end, and what approaches and interventions are effective?
Building on our Working with people who self-neglect: Practice tool, this hour-long webinar explores the evid