Did the minority of local authorities ease their statutory duties unnecessarily? Or did the vast majority breach theirs? Our research into co-resident carers of someone living with dementia reveals endemic legal uncertainty during the pandemic social care crisis.Continue Reading
After over two years, the government has now set out its full response to the Independent Review led by Sir Simon Wessely, as well as a public consultation on its proposals which ends on 21 April 2021. The vast majority (but not all) of the Review’s 154 recommendations have either been accepted or at least in principle. This blog provides a summary and some early analysis to inform the response.Continue Reading
Probably just an oversight, but the Coronavirus Act 2020 made no mention of the emergency measures required to ensure those detained under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are adequately safeguarded.