.For the most recent update – click here.
Dr. Julie Doughty is the Deputy Director of Cardiff Law School’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research. Julie has developed the Children’s Social Care Law in Wales website and has kindly agreed to share her regular updates on ‘children’s social care law and policy relating to Wales’. For the September 2019 update click here.
For a copy of the 2019 Social Care law Newsletter – with updates for England and Wales click here.
For an update by Julie Morgan AM on the Independent Care Assessment process – click here.
As part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to tackling unequal outcomes caused by socioeconomic disadvantage, the Deputy Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced that it plans to make ‘rapid progress over the next few months with a view to the socioeconomic duty being commenced later this year’ – click here for her announcement.
BASW Cymru has developed a new on-line resource ‘Social work law in Wales PPEG’ for members and the wider social work profession in Wales. To access this click here.
The Welsh Government has issued for consultation a draft code of practice ‘Measuring social services performance’ – to access the consultation documents click here.
A Welsh Government funded research report into ‘What Really Matters in Social Care to Individuals in Wales’ can be accessed by clicking here. It contains some interesting material and a pie diagram (page 58) that suggests that the impact of the 2014 has not been ‘transformative’.
MS Martin Searle Solicitors are interested to hear from anyone who has experience of an Independent User Trust to manage NHS Continuing NHS Healthcare payments in Wales. If you can help please contact Rachel Burley-Stower at Rachel@ms-solicitors.co.uk.