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Legal Newsletter March 2020

Comprehensive mental health service for children still a long way off

On 30 January 2020, Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner released her third annual report into the state of children and young people's mental health services.

Making decisions for someone with fluctuating capacity

A local authority asks the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone with fluctuating capacity.

National inquiry into the use of restraint in schools

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), an independent body that promotes equality and human rights in Great Britain, have just launched an inquiry into the use of restraint in schools.

CQC monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2018/2019

Report from the regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) explaining how the Mental Health Act (MHA) is being used.

New guidance for the Court of Protection

Court of Protection guidance for decisions relating to medical treatment

The meaning of "long-term" in the definition of disability

A Discrimination case shows why the Equality Act is failing people with mental health problems.

Veganism - Equalities and Human Rights issues in mental health settings

What rights might vegans have, especially in eating disorder units?

Deloitte highlight poor mental health which costs employers billions

This is the second time that Deloitte's have highlighted the false economy of not promoting good mental health.

Can an incapacitous patient still choose their solicitor?

Judge finds that patients feelings should always be taken into account.

New study about Community Treatment Orders

Study finds that Community Treatment Orders do not reduce hospital readmission rates or stays.

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