Community Care Law Update

Date: Friday 02 November 2012

Time: 09:15 to 17:00

Location: Human Rights Action Centre

Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Speakers: Karen Aston, Public law Solicitors

CPD: 6 Points

Fee: Free

This course is designed for those who are familiar with community care law issues but who need an update on recent developments. Legal aid practitioners, advice workers, voluntary sector workers, local authority officers in social services and legal departments, PCT, LHB and NHS Trust managers will all find the course useful.

Lecturers:

Karen Ashton is a solicitor and partner at Public Law Solicitors. She is a peer reviewer in community care for the Legal Services Commission and manages the Community Care Specialist Support Service at Public Law Solicitors. She is the co-author of the six-monthly community care update in Legal Action.

Stephen Cragg is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers who specialises in public law in a range of areas in particular in the areas of human rights, police law, community care and health law. He is also the Community care law update editor of the Community Care Law Reports

Topics include:

Introduction and overview

Adult care services, overview of developments
The personalisation agenda and individual budgets
The Health and Social Care Act 2008
Eligibility criteria and the reform of Fair Access to Care Services

Mental incapacity and mental health services

The new duties
Section 117 duties and the right to be discharged from detention
The Mental Health Act 2007 and its impact on community care
The Bournewood deprivation of liberty safeguards

Health service law update

NHS continuing healthcare
Personalisation and NHS services
The NHS Constitution

Human rights update

Recent cases
Independent living
Local authority obligations to protect vulnerable adults

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