Social Care Law Lecture Series
The materials on this page provide an introduction to social care law principles, procedures and rights. The intention is that the materials will build into a basic education programme for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the legal rights of disabled people (adults and children), older people and unpaid carers to social care support services.
Lecture 1 (comprising 8 separate sections)
Assessing the support needs of disabled young people and their families
This series of eight separate talks – explains the process by which children’s services in England should assess the support needs of disabled children and their families – as well as providing a general overview of the law relating to mental capacity and decision making. The talks have been commissioned by Full of Life a wonderful charity that provides information and support to families living within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The lecture was delivered to the Parent Carers Alliance and is accessible from their website by clicking here and then scroll down until you reach the ‘Getting a decent ‘Parent Carer’s Needs Assessment’ talk.
Assessing the social care needs of disabled children with autism
This lecture considers the legal duties that children’s services in England have when they are asked to assess the social care needs of disabled children with autism and the problems many families experience when councils have policies that discriminate against children with autism in the assessment process.
An introductory lecture explaining the legal duties on local authorities to assess the needs of disabled adults and children, older people and unpaid carers for social care services. The lecture was made before the enactment of the Care Act 2014 but much of the material remains relevant. It will be updated in due course. updated in due course.
An introductory lecture explaining the legal duties on local authorities to provide support services and/or direct payments to meet the assessed needs of disabled adults and children, older people and unpaid carers. The lecture was made before the enactment of the Care Act 2014 but much of the material remains relevant. It will be updated in due course.
An introductory lecture concerning eligibility for NHS Continuing Care funding.
In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – articles concerning the NHS Continuing Care and the Law and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section...
A talk given by Luke Clements for the Enfield Carers Centre in Carers Rights Day November 2020.
The PowerPoint talk starts at about 4mins into this video.
A lecture for Carers Trust Carmarthenshire Crossroads Sir Gâr, divided into six main sections – (Introduction; I Overview; II Carers Rights and Eligibility Criteria; III Parent Carers & Young Carers; IV Common Problems; V Eligibility Criteria in detail; VI Further Resources). The lectures can be accessed by clicking here and the PowerPoints by clicking here (Cymraeg) and clicking here (English).
the development of social care law in England over the last 500 years.
A lecture delivered to the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (Sheffield University) in June 2020
A lecture delivered to the International Alliance of Carer Organisations (IACO) in Helsinki in June 2014.
In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – ‘carer’ related articles and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section.
A short talk for ‘Foundations’ on the launch of its ‘Guide to adaptions for children and young people with behaviours that challenge‘.
To access the talk click here.