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Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically

February 7, 2016
I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European social care this week (although I’ll be looking at best practice examples from Europe over the next couple of…
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Protecting people in our care

August 3, 2015
A recent news story about allegations of ill-treatment by a worker in a Cumbrian care home has prompted me to write about the protection that the law offers vulnerable adults…
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From DoLS to providing Protective Care

July 20, 2015
The journey to get to where we are on the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (or DoLS) is a long and tortuous one. New proposals released by the…
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Mental Capacity Act: The Law of Necessity

July 6, 2015
How does a story of shipwrecked sailors from the 19th century relate to the way in which the Mental Capacity Act works? The answer lies in the common law doctrine…
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Hands Off – what the Mental Capacity Act says about restraint

June 21, 2013
What would a member of care home staff do if they saw a frail, elderly and confused resident walk out of the home towards a busy main road? It’s not…
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