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Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) research report

FII is a term adopted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – in essence – to replace what was previously referred to as ‘Munchausen syndrome by proxy’.…

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A care home as the cheaper option.

Can local authorities refuse to fund a home care package if it is cheaper for the person’s needs to be met in a care home? Where there is more than…

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Section 117 Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 and Ordinary Residence: the Supreme Court decides

So, what was that all about? For some strange reason in 2020 the Department of Health and Social Care changed its mind concerning the determination of a person’s ordinary residence…

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Direct payments and disabled children

An earlier posting[1] considered an important local government ombudsman decision.  The decision confirmed that: (1) parents of disabled children have a right to opt for a direct payment even if…

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Fit-for-Purpose Guidance for the Assessment of Disabled Children & their Families.

Guidance developed by independent Parent Carer Groups and individual parent carers will be launched at a webinar on the 12 July 2023 10:30am – 12:30pm.  The document describes what they…

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