Lucy Series


Quilting and Justice for LB – Lucy Series

Posted on 21 May 2014 by Christopher Burns

On 4th July 2013 Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath in an assessment and treatment unit in Oxfordshire. Connor was a handsome, creative, irreverent young man, who happened to have autism, learning disabilities and epilepsy. An independent investigation into his death found that it was preventable, that the risks presented by his epilepsy had not
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The Care Quality Commission Raises Concerns About ‘Blanket Rules’ In Mental Health Services – Lucy Series

Posted on 29 January 2014 by Alison Tobin

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a legal duty to monitor how mental health services are exercising their powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) – a legal framework governing detention and compulsory treatment of people with mental health problems. Yesterday the CQC published its annual report, raising lots of very important issues. I
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The Court of Protection and the new Family Court: can publishing judgments prevent moral panics? – Julie Doughty and Lucy Series

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has made clear his determination that the new Family Court, to be established in April 2014, will not be saddled with the label of ‘secrecy’ that has been attached to family proceedings in recent years. He also wants to extend his plans for accessibility and transparency
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