It seems our government has decided some children don’t need care

New regulations aim to give better support to children in care. But, writes Carolyne Willow, it appears that support ends at 16. A year ago this week, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, responded to a letter from the coroner who investigated the death of 17 year-old Jacob Bates. Jacob was one ofContinue reading “It seems our government has decided some children don’t need care”

COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?

Mary Daly First published: 28 August 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12645 Abstract In the context of very high mortality and infection rates, this article examines the policy response to COVID‐19 in care homes for older people in the UK, with particular focus on England in the first 10 weeks of the pandemic. The timing and content of the policyContinue reading “COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?”

Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK

This statutory inquiry report from the Charity Commission from June 2020 is worth a read. If you are a Trustee of a charity providing care home or children’s homes it is a tour de force of the must do aspects of governance. Conclusions The opening of the Commission’s inquiry into RNIB and RNIB Charity, andContinue reading “Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK”

Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes

Centre for Ageing Better Fewer than one in ten homes in England are suitable for older or disabled people to visit, never mind live in. This guide makes the case for a change in building regulations and provides tools to help make that happen. Download Source: Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes |Continue reading “Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes”

CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — a human rights issue | by Care Quality Commission | Oct, 2020

At the end of 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Care commissioned us to look at restrictive practices in hospital and social care settings — we knew from the outset that human rights would be fundamental to this work Read Blog in full at Source: CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — aContinue reading “CQC: Out of sight? Who cares — a human rights issue | by Care Quality Commission | Oct, 2020”

Unregulated | Children’s Commissioner for England

This report shows that 1 in 8 children in care spent some time in an unregulated placement in 2018-19. The number is increasing – a result of a lack of capacity in children’s homes and in some cases an outdated belief that children aged just 16 should be ready to become independent. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/unregulated/

Regulation of healthcare M&A in United Kingdom | Lexology What are some of the primary laws and regulations governing or implicated in healthcare-related business combinations? Are healthcare assets subject to specific regulation that would be material in a typical transaction? Is law and regulation of healthcare national or subnational?

Who cares? Financialisation in social care

DOWNLOAD A growing reliance on private provision could mean lower quality care. There are a number of potential linkages between ownership and quality. We need to be bold and arrest the growth of debt-fuelled private providers in social care. IPPR calls for a bold set of policy interventions to arrest the growth of debt-fuelled privateContinue reading “Who cares? Financialisation in social care”

Scottish regulator publishes guide to self-evaluation

This supports the new quality framework for care home inspections and aims to help care homes to identify what’s working well and what could work better with reference to the new care home quality indicators. The Care Inspectorate says that care homes can decide for themselves how often and what to self-evaluate. This may includeContinue reading “Scottish regulator publishes guide to self-evaluation”