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04 January 2018
The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a coalition of more than 50 charities and organisations which have joined forces with families to launch the ‘Secret Life of Us’ campaign. More information on the Campaign can be found on the following website: https://disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/secret-life-of-us/
18 December 2017
The recently published annual review from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of social care complaints being made.
06 December 2017
The Court of Appeal have recently ruled on a particularly challenging and important Care Act case where the Claimant’s care package had been drastically reduced by the Defendant Local Authority.
31 October 2017
Families of children with special educational needs are facing a “disproportionate burden” to ensure they get the support they need. This is the main headline from a recent report issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
26 October 2017
Today we learn from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) that a new policy implemented by 44 Clinical Commissioning Groups (“CCGs”) which caps funding for NHS Continuing Healthcare funded care
06 October 2017
Recently the Mental Capacity Act (“MCA”) 2005 reached its 10 year anniversary. The question is what has changed since the Acts introduction and has the legislation been effective?
03 August 2017
Voluntary accommodation placements under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 are being increasingly used by Local Authorities to avoid care proceedings. This is the findings of the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance in their recently published report.
26 July 2017
A recent report published by the National Audit Office has highlighted the all too well-known systemic failings of NHS continuing healthcare.
18 July 2017
A recent investigation by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman in a case involving a young disabled man has confirmed that Children’s services in Croydon had failed to meet their combined statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 to provide support services.
06 June 2017
North West charity, Autism Together along with other regional autism charities have sent an open letter to the leaders of the main political parties ahead of this month’s general election highlighting the failures by local authorities to ensure a fair and proper needs assessment.
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