Care Act 2014

Safeguarding In Adult Social Care: Harnessing A Runaway Train

During my time as a Solicitor at Ridouts I have been approached regularly by health and social care providers who are overwhelmed, frustrated or simply confused about complex safeguarding investigations. Processes to report and manage allegations and then fully investigate them are in place in order to protect vulnerable people. There are few that would …

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The Issue With Local Authorities And Safeguarding Concerns

At Ridouts, we are regularly contacted by providers in relation to issues that they are having with the Local Authority Safeguarding Team and Section 42 safeguarding enquiries. This article considers some of the issues that arise as a result of Local Authorities failing to understand their duties and remit under the Care Act 2014 and …

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Policies to introduce in light of Coronavirus guidance

Government guidance on Coronavirus changes frequently and it is important to ensure that your policies are up to date and in line with the latest guidance. The guidance should be considered in the context of your own service and your policies should be flexible, reviewed and updated regularly. I have referred to eight examples of …

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Updates to the “Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014” guidance

The Department of Health and Social Care guidance “Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014” was first published on 31 March 2020 and has now been updated. A copy can be accessed here. From 20 May 2020, the changes made to the guidance reflects the fact that local MPs have been added to the …

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Local Authorities Invoke Care Act 2014 Easements -what does it mean for providers?

Social care provisions under Schedule 12 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 31 March 2020 when The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No.2) Regulations 2020 became law. Under the 2020 Regulations, Local Authorities have the power to misapply or modify certain duties in the Care Act 2014. The new regime does not apply …

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