Anna Lemmer

Anna Lemmer

Childcare providers must notify Ofsted of significant events online

From 28 January 2021, Ofsted-registered childminders, nannies, nurseries and all other childcare providers must use an online notification form to inform Ofsted about significant events. Providers should no longer notify Ofsted by phone or email and should instead use the online notification form to notify Ofsted of significant events.  Significant events  Childcare providers should notify …

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Considering the issue of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health and social care workers

During a recent Ridouts’ webinar (Videos – Ridouts Solicitors) a healthcare provider asked the question, “Do you think it will become mandatory for staff to have a COVID-19 vaccination to be able to work in a care home?” This is an interesting question and one that is on the mind of many providers now that …

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LPS update: The removal of the Care Home Manager role & the draft regulations

On 16 July 2020, the Government announced that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”) which were due to be implemented on 1 October 2020 would be delayed until April 2022. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (“MC(A)A 2019”), introduced the LPS to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”). The LPS will authorise deprivation of liberty …

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CQC publishes guidance on digital records in Adult Social Care

On 28 September 2020, CQC published interim guidance on what a good digital record system looks like and how providers can achieve this. CQC assesses digital records systems against the relevant Key Lines of Enquiry (“KLOEs”) and the characteristics of ratings, in the same way that paper records are assessed. The guidance states that a …

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