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[PUBLICATIONS] Good assessment: Practitioners’ Handbook (2014)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: December 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Good practice in assessment is an essential part of effective social care. This handbook sets out the law, policy, evidence and theory that underpins good assessment. It helps assessors and organisations to improv

[PUBLICATIONS] What is a Relevant Person's Representative? Brief Guide (2016)

Brief Guides
Published: June 2016

The role of the Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) can be problematic and prone to misunderstanding. This Brief Guide focuses on clarifying the legal standing and purpose of the RPR. It also provides an accessible means of explaining the role and responsibilities to any

[OTHER] Case 7: Watt v ABC [2016] EWCOP 2532

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/2532.html Dates: Hearing date: 6 July 2016. Judgement date: 2 November 2016 Case synopsis: This complicated case looked at the mental capacity, and then at the best inte

[OTHER] Case Law and Legal Summaries

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

[PUBLICATIONS] Safety Matters: Practitioners’ Handbook - Revised Third edition (2019)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: May 2019

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. This

[PUBLICATIONS] Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide (2019)

Brief Guides
Published: September 2019

This Brief Guide provides a clear and accessible overview of how where a person lives can impact on their wellbeing. It aims to support adults and carers, alongside practitioners across both housing and social care, to identify what should be available and how to work together to

[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

[PUBLICATIONS] Risk enablement (CHART): Frontline Briefing (2016)

Frontline resources
Published: February 2016

This chart accompanies the full Research in Practice for Adults Frontline Briefing: Risk enablement. The briefing looks at how social care practitioners can manage the potentially conflicting demands of risk and enablement in order to promote wellbeing. This concise reference cha

[PUBLICATIONS] Good recording: Practice Tool (2017)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: June 2017

This Practice Tool provides an overview of the importance and purpose of recording, with resources and case studies to support reflection and professional development. The tools support: preparation for recording professional writing note-taking and recording outcomes-focused co

[PUBLICATIONS] Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide (2018)

Brief Guides
Published: June 2018

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. This Brief Guide aims to provide accessible, clear information that supports people and carers throughout the Mental Health Act
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