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Ridout Report – November 2019 -Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

On 1 October 2019, the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ (the “2019 Regulations”) came into force.  The rules set out much needed clarity regarding the circumstances in which doctors are required to report a death to a coroner. The background that led to the introduction of the Regulations In his Report to the Lord …

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Councils could opt out of 80 years of children’s care legislation

The Government’s Children and Social Work Bill has received criticism from social workers, care leavers, lawyers and others regarding an exemption clause.  It has been reported that twenty different membership and campaigning organisations have united to oppose clause 29 of the bill. Clause 29 stipulates that local authorities will be exempt from legal duties under …

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