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How social workers and lawyers can play different roles in Care Act decision making

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Why having no councils formally suspending Care Act duties does not equate to nationwide compliance

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Social care leaders condemn Boris Johnson for ‘blaming’ care homes for Covid spread

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No council left suspending Care Act duties

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Adults, Coronavirus

Agency and bank staff usage associated with higher Covid-19 infection rates in care homes

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

£1.2bn Covid funding gap leaves councils facing service cuts, finance heads warn

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Adults

Hancock overhauls approach to ordinary residence for Mental Health Act aftercare

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Hancock faces legal challenge over ordinary residence ruling

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Adults

Government tells sector ‘not to prioritise’ Liberty Protection Safeguards preparations

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

4% of adult directors fully confident they will meet legal duties this year

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Adults

Capacity, consent and sexual relations: how latest case may help social workers navigate challenges

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council pays out £60,000 to woman caused ‘avoidable distress’ from failure to meet needs for five years

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid-19 driving mounting demand and unmet need across adult social care, say directors

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Adults, Coronavirus

One council left suspending Care Act duties as authority subject to legal challenge returns to full compliance

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Care providers may face bill of up £6.6bn in Covid-19 costs by September, research finds

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Adults, Coronavirus

Council says it has ‘learned lessons’ after Care Act legal challenge dropped

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