March Briefings

Mental Capacity Act 2005: Recommendations for a Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
In March 2017 the Law Commission published a detailed report of its findings, along with draft legislation to replace the entire Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards framework with a new system called the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

Safeguarding Black African Children in the West Midlands
Abuse can affect all children, however some may be more vulnerable to abuse than others. In recent years research has highlighted the specific needs of newly arrived communities more specifically those from Black, Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) backgrounds.

Statistical First Release (SFR) 08/2017 by the Department for Education of Experimental Statistics: Children and Family Social Work Workforce in England, Year Ending 30th September 2016
The Statistical First Release (SFR) sets out the numbers of child and family social workers working in local authorities in England either employed by the local authority or working as agency staff.

Care Act 2014: Summary and Learning from Davey, R (On the Application Of) v Oxfordshire County Council [2017]
The first legal challenge relating to a possible breach of the duty to promote individual Wellbeing under Section 1 of the Care Act ruled in favour of the Local Authority on all grounds. The judge presiding dismissed the case saying it was understandable the claimant and his family had objected to the cut but there was no "relevant legal error" in the councils actions.

Over 200 local authorities, safeguarding boards, independent providers and national agencies have commissioned tri.x to develop their procedures manual and then keep it up to date.

A number of authorities are commissioning us to work flexibly to maintain their social care and safeguarding procedures.

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  The vast majority of local authorities, LSCBs and a wide range of independent and national agencies trust us to keep their procedures up to date.

We work with customers to develop clear and accessible procedures with an emphasis on project management and ensuring a mechanism to keep them up to date.

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