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The social worker advocating for people with learning disabilities

Community Care

When speaking to Elaine James, her passion for upholding the rights of people with learning disabilities is almost infectious. This is also evident in her accomplishments as the head of service for learning disabilities and preparation for adulthood at Bradford council. Can you tell me about your work with Promote the Vote?

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Review into ‘complex and fragmented’ social care laws for disabled children begins

Community Care

A review into the “complex and fragmented” social care legal framework for disabled children has opened. The DfE’s objectives for the review are: Resolving the patchwork of legislation that currently governs social care for disabled children.

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DHSC rejects experts’ plan to curb ‘inhumane’ solitary confinement of disabled people in hospital

Community Care

The government has rejected an expert panel’s proposal to “severely curtail” the “inhumane” solitary confinement of people with learning disabilities and autistic people in mental health hospitals.

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Panel disappointed with ministers’ response to its proposals to boost safeguarding of disabled children

Community Care

Government safeguarding advisers have voiced their disappointment over ministers’ response to their recommendations to improve the safeguarding of disabled children in residential settings. Accepted in principle. Accepted in principle. Accepted in principle. Accepted in principle.

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‘Outdated’ law on social care for disabled children will be reviewed

Community Care

The ‘outdated’ legal framework on social care for disabled children in England will be reviewed with a view to making it fairer and more effective. To improve how the law on social care for disabled children fits in with the law relating to children’s social care more broadly.

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Safeguarding overhaul needed to better protect disabled children in care, says abuse inquiry

Community Care

Councils should have a bigger role monitoring local residential settings in their areas to better protect disabled children, an inquiry into the abuse of children in three services has concluded. “These recommendations set out a roadmap to more humane treatment of these children.

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LADO role faces review after disabled children abuse inquiry identifies ‘major failings’

Community Care

The government will review the local authority designated officer (LADO) role after an inquiry into the abuse of disabled children identified “major failings” in relation to the function. ” Urgent actions .