Legal

    All our recent legal stories are below. But if you need more, Community Care Inform Children and Community Care Inform Adults provide digested versions of all the major statutes that govern the work of social workers and other professionals working to support children and young people, and adults, respectively. For more information email the Community Care Inform helpdesk

    Children, Workforce

    How to comply with court rulings on section 20

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    Adults, Workforce

    How the law restricts entitlement to social care for people from abroad

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    Children, Workforce

    Judge commends ‘tremendous’ efforts to engage parents who attacked services on social media

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    Workforce

    ‘We social workers must shed our awe of the law to focus on the client’

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    Children, Workforce

    Judge criticises police for flawed evidence gathering from children in abuse case

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    Adults, Workforce

    Your continuing healthcare questions answered

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    Workforce

    Confident under cross-examination? Improving social work evidence in court

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    Children, Workforce

    Court backs care for children after mum tried taking them to Islamic State

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    Adults, Workforce

    Your Care Act questions answered on assessment and eligibility

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    Children, Workforce

    Judge criticises council for section 20 ‘drift’

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    Children, Workforce

    Judge criticises independent social worker for ‘face value’ assessment of abusive father

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    Children, Workforce

    Judge recommends family group conferencing in non-accidental injury case

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    Children, Workforce

    Council that failed to risk assess convicted sex offender heavily criticised by judge

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    Workforce

    Social worker assessments relied on more heavily in court as use of experts dwindles

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    Children, Workforce

    Local authorities not held to account as legal support for migrant families pulled

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    Children, Workforce

    Concern for a child’s welfare can never justify illegal practice

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