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Decision making quality and the Local Government Ombudsman

Cerebra, the disabled children’s charity has published[1] an important and troubling analysis of data concerning the performance of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO). Over a decade of…

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Jam tomorrow – maybe: the revised Working Together guidance.

As expected, disabled children and their families will be disappointed by the updated 2023 Working Together guidance.  Despite compelling evidence that local authority assessment and care planning protocols discriminate against…

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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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