Kent County Council celebrate their Social Workers

With the sun shining, it’s hard to believe that just over a month ago the so called ‘Beast from the East’ was creating chaos all over the country. As ever the UK was seen to show a great amount of resilience, especially when it came to health and social care professionals getting themselves to work […]

Making Adoption Count in Manchester

Since 3 July 2017, Manchester City Council’s adoption services have been delivered jointly with four other local authorities and two voluntary adoption agencies through a regional adoption agency known as Adoption Counts. Due to this, many significant changes have taken place since Manchester’s last OFSTED report in 2014, including the posting of a new Director […]

Stop getting court up in queues

Government pilot designed to reduce queues into court and grant legal professionals easier access.  Whilst most people will never step foot into a court room throughout their lifetime, for many legal professionals, the local dock is a daily workplace. Heightened security of such government buildings is considered a huge benefit in many respects, especially in […]

Let’s talk about that DoLS backlog

Studies show that DoLS teams are getting through up to three times more assessments than they were in 2014/15, but the backlog of cases remaining incomplete or never started continues to grow. This is due to the number of new applications dramatically outstripping the number of completed or withdrawn assessments. Despite a rise in the […]

Liberty Protection Safeguards – a new, simpler system

A new, simpler system planned to replace ‘overly complex’ DoLS assessments. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments, commonly known as DoLS, are carried out on people who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, and have had their liberty deprived in some form. Studies show that DoLS teams are […]

Government issues deprivation of liberty definition in bid to provide clarity

In the latest developments concerning the proposed replacement of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and in preparation for the amendment’s passage through the Houses of Commons later this month, the government have issued a definition of ‘deprivation of liberty’ in a bid to provide clarity to practitioners. The creation of this definition was the result […]

Heart-warming Feedback for Carter Brown Expert

In January, Carter Brown Director, Kieran Darnell, received a very heart-warming email from a couple who had recently been approved as foster carers with a Local Authority client. The couple, who subsequently became approved foster carers for Wolverhampton City Council, spent seven assessment sessions with their Carter Brown Social Worker, Karen, prior to their panel […]