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Human Rights

22nd July 2021

LPS and DoLS – How are they different?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Liberty Protection Safeguards The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will take over from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), probably in April...

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12th July 2021

Beyond Euro 2020

Nikki Walker

Last night our fantastic England football team once again represented us spectacularly. Throughout the championships they have demonstrated the power...

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16th February 2021

Human Rights Quiz

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Do you know how far should residential's personal freedom be limited? Are you familiar with what rights are protected by...

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20th July 2020

What is Unconscious Bias

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Our human brains are programmed to survive and, as such, we are constantly assessing risks around us. The assessments we...

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13th March 2020

Care homes, Coronavirus, and Human Rights

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  The phony war is over.  After the weeks of ‘what should we do if this disease gets close to home?’,...

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31st January 2020

The risks of a ‘closed culture’

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In recent internal guidance, CQC inspectors have been told to operate a ‘low threshold for deciding to carry out a...

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30th January 2018

Human Rights in Practice

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

‘I’m drowning in a great soup of law!” This is how a care home manager put it to me, when I...

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07th December 2017

Managing Risk When Someone Might Lack Capacity

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  It’s a real puzzle when someone who lacks capacity to understand risk is nonetheless determined to do something where you...

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27th October 2017

Making Visits Matter

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

    I do like the title of this recently published report into home care, based on a UNISON survey of 1,000...

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12th September 2017

What does a DoLS authorisation allow us to do?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I’m inspired to take a look at this ‘deceptively simple’ question by David Beckenham’s excellent piece, on the powers the...

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