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Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook 3rd edition

Brings together in one place all the statutory materials that comprise the legal framework, together with related materials such as Codes of Practice, Guidance, and extracts from leading judgments.
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Why should you buy Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook

Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook examines the duties and responsibilities of local authorities in the provision of community care services particularly following the implementation of the Care Act 2014. It also includes chapters on the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Children Leaving Care, Finance and Charging, the distinction between Health and Social Care Services, Social Housing, and Asylum Seekers.

Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook brings together in one place all the statutory materials that comprise the legal framework, together with related materials such as Codes of Practice, Guidance, and extracts from leading judgments. The materials are complemented by the authors' expert commentary explaining how the various statutes interrelate and how they have been interpreted by the courts. The result is a handbook that provides the practitioner with the tools required to deal with this important area of law.

This new edition has been substantially revised to reflect the implementation of the Care Act 2014, changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 and revised Code of Practice, new Court of Protection Rules, and significant new case law.

Contributors:

Simon Burrows, Barrister, Kings Chambers; Adam Fullwood, Barrister, Kings Chambers; Arianna Kelly, Barrister, Kings Chambers; Eliza Sharron, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers

With an Foreword by The Hon Mr Justice Ryder 

Foreword

For one work to attempt to describe the detail of the law and practice relating to disabled and vulnerable adults and children, mental health, community care, health and social care, capacity, accommodation and finance is a very significant endeavour. The authors have brought to this work both significant professional experience and an admirable dedication. The result is a work of scholarly detail, analytical erudition and practical application that is a real pleasure to use. Both lawyers and social and health care professionals will find this updated handbook an invaluable reference tool, a tutorial that sets out first principles but then develops the detail necessary for even the most complex problems and a step-by-step guide to the concepts that need to be considered. Read the full foreword...

Preface

When I wrote the first and second editions of this book there were approximately 20 statutes which governed the area of law that fell to be considered. The starting point for almost all of them was described thus by Baroness Hale thus:

‘The National Assistance Act 1948 was part of the package of measures which created the modern welfare state. It stood alongside the Children Act 1948, which is the origin of our modern child care services, the National Insurance Act 1946, which laid the foundations of the modern social security system, and the National Health Service Act 1946, which created the National Health Service... Read the full preface...

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Table of contents

  • Foreword to the Third Edition
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Mental Health Acts
  • Capacity and the Court of Protection
  • Assessment and Eligibility
  • Provision and Regulation of Accommodation
  • Provisions for Older Children (Leaving Care), Disabled Children and Financial Obligations of Local Authorities towards Families
  • Finance and Charging
  • Health Care and Social Care
  • Social Housing
  • Asylum support
  • Index
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