Social Care Law

The importance of understanding the purpose of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:19 +0000

The social care provisions are at section 15 and Schedule 12 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act). They came into force in England on the 31 March 2020 (on the 1 April, in Wales). It would be a huge … Continue reading

Adult social care and the coronavirus

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:45:08 +0000

Stephen Knafler QC, Landmark Chambers The coronavirus is creating, and will continue to create, huge practical problems for people in need of social care and all those involved in providing it. Many of the practical issues are flagged up in … Continue reading

What’s happening to state provision for children?

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:50:01 +0000

Stephen Knafler QC, Landmark Chambers Every year, I give a talk at Legal Action Group’s annual community care conference, summarising the case-law developments over the last 12 months. I generally divide up cases between adult and children’s cases and work … Continue reading

Poole: why can’t the law do more for vulnerable children?

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:40:46 +0000

Stephen Knafler QC, Landmark Chambers   Introduction The Supreme Court has decided that Poole did not owe vulnerable children a duty to take reasonable care to exercise its functions under the Children Act 1989 so as to protect them from … Continue reading

Children and Social Work Act 2017: implementing the corporate parenting principles

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:20:23 +0000

In a series of posts, Stephen Knafler QC, and colleagues at Landmark Chambers, will examine in detail key provisions of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and consider how they fit into the wider picture of children’s social care. … Continue reading

The Children and Social Work Act 2017: the corporate parenting principles

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:33:04 +0000

In a series of posts, Stephen Knafler QC, and colleagues at Landmark Chambers, will examine in detail key provisions of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and consider how they fit into the wider picture of children’s social care. … Continue reading