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Challenging Social Care Decisions: A legal guide

By on October 2, 2018 in News

This guide has been commissioned by MECOPP to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it.

The guide:

Introduces key legal concepts.

  • Discusses the legal definition of social care and whether the law gives a legal right to social care.
  • Describes the way in which decisions of public authorities, including local authorities,
  • Outlines where social care decisions relating to individuals might be open to challenge.
  • Highlights the relevant parts of human rights law, showing how these could apply to social 
care decisions.
  • Looks at how other, more general, decisions relating to social care could be challenged and shows how the Equality Act 2010 might be relevant in these challenges.

The Guide can be downloaded here

 

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