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Guide to determining ordinary residence for aftercare under the Mental Health Act

Community Care

“Although any change in the patient’s ordinary residence after discharge will affect the local authority responsible for their social care services, it will not affect the local authority responsible for commissioning the patient’s section 117 after-care.

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Statutory duty to support birth parents needed to tackle repeat removals of children, says charity

Community Care

. “For the reform of children’s social care to succeed in reducing the number of children going into care, it is critical for parents to be provided with evidence-based support after care proceedings,” it said.

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Personal financial resources & s.117 aftercare: Tinsley v Manchester City Council 2017

The Masked AMHP

117 after care entitlement, especially when that entitlement is being concealed or misrepresented to patients by local authorities. People who follow my blog will know how exercised I can become about S.117 Indeed, one of the commonest enquiries I receive is from relatives of people entitled to S.117

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‘Excellent direct work’ sees council improve to ‘good’

Community Care

Ofsted also found that children came into care at the right time after careful consideration, with social workers being “tenacious” in supporting children to live with extended families where possible. The hub is available to all CC Inform Children subscribers.

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Supervision orders face overhaul to improve effectiveness in supporting family reunification

Community Care

She said her research found that parents had generally preferred having a care order at home – the other main route to supporting reunification after care proceedings but one which judicial guidance states may only be used for exceptional reasons.

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Judi Love to host virtual ‘Thank You Social Workers’ event

Social Work Awards

Judi Love is a star with a personal connection to the profession who, after caring for her mum for many years, studied for a master’s degree in social work at the Tavistock Institute.