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[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

Upcoming publications
Published: June 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 bri

[VIDEO] Embedding human rights across social care

April 2019
PRESENTER: Tish Elliot

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

[WEBINAR] What helps make a Safeguarding Adults Review effective?

Learning Event : Webinar
27 Jun 2017

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

[WEBINAR] Working with people who hoard

Learning Event : Webinar
24 Jan 2017

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
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