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CQC launches Emergency Support Framework

CQC has now published its emergency support framework. It will be well known that CQC has suspended its usual inspections during the pandemic. However its statutory duties remain in place and the support framework is intended to provide a mechanism to…

Sexual Safety through empowerment 1 – Findings

The CQC has recently published “Promoting sexual safety through empowerment’ (the ‘Report’), which looks at: how adult social care services keep people safe from sexual harms and; how services can support individuals to express their sexuality. The CQC has drawn on conversations with providers,…

Covid-19 – visiting care homes at end of life

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care plan provides details of how the government will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The policy paper sets out the government’s plan for: controlling the spread of infection in care…

Court of Protection Practice in light of Covid-19

Visiting P On 13th March 2020, Mr Justice Hayden issued guidance relating to the question of judges and legal advisors visiting P, signalling that visits to P should only be made where that is assessed as absolutely necessary. The importance of…

What could Covid-19 mean for Inquest Witnesses?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many inquests around England and Wales are being postponed until further notice. Inquests are of course of great importance in ensuring the State investigates specific deaths, but necessary steps have been taken by many courts in order…

Updated guidance on Inquests during Covid-19 crisis

Following on from our earlier briefing which covers the potential impact for witnesses attending forthcoming Inquests, the Chief Coroner has now published detailed guidance which provides more clarity on the position. We set out a summary below. Witnesses The guidance states that no…