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Social Care Law Lecture Series

Professor Luke Clements provides a detailed explanation of the process by which children’s services in England should assess the support needs of disabled children and their families. It is divided into the following sections: Assessing a disabled child’s need for social care support The ‘eligibility decision’: what needs must be met Carers' assessments What type of support can be provided? Common problems Resources and links ...
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Carers Rights and the Law (Wales)

In this video Professor Luke Clements looks at the rights of carers under the social care legislation in Wales, including parent carers and young carers. It is divided into five sections: Overview – assessing the needs of carers and disabled people Carer's Rights Parent carers and young carers Common problems Eligibility criteria
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NHS Continuing Health Care and Law

Professor Luke Clements discusses the responsibilities of the NHS for Continuing Health Care funding – that is when the NHS must fund both health and social care needs of a person (age 18 and over).
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Care and Support Planning

This video looks at Care and Support Planning (for both disabled children and adults). Professor Luke Clements looks at how these identified eligible needs are translated into services in the community, for example engaging a care assistant, adaptations in the home, support to participate in community activities or direct payments. The video is divided into the following sections: Assessed needs must be met Guiding principles ...
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Assessing Social Care Needs

In this video Professor Luke Clements looks at how the need for social care services is assessed by social services departments addressing the needs of disabled children and adults. The video is divided into seven sections: Overview and Definition Background The Assessment Question ‘What if?’ Eligibility Criteria Carers' Assessments Common Problems Resources and Links
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Assessing the social care needs of disabled children with autism (‘Autism Plus’ policies)

Professor Luke Clements considers the legal duties that children’s services in England are under when they are asked to assess the social care needs of disabled children with autism and the problems many families experience when councils have policies that discriminate against children with autism in the assessment process.  
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Carers’ Rights and the Care Act 2014 – Part 2

Professor Luke Clements discusses the Care Act (about adult social care – adults caring for adults) and the Children and Families Act (which deals with SEN law and addresses the needs of young carers and parent carers, that is carers with disabled children). Part 2 of 2.  
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Property ownership and Children – recognising the financial investment of others

Introduction The legal ownership of the 'Family Home' of a Child who has received a Personal Injury award can sometimes be complex and may need to change overtime. In this article we consider the types of situations and challenges that a family may face as their Child grows up, as well as the impact of the changing needs of the wider family. These changes can ...
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Thank you to all who supported our Christmas appeal! We're so grateful to all of you who got behind our Christmas appeal to help light up the lives of children over the festive period. Whether you made a donation, entered our Raffle or bought your colour-in Christmas cards, we want to say a big Thank You! Our appeal was centred around our Sensory Toy Library, ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Caitlin Williams

My name is Caitlin Williams and I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Warwick. My PhD research is funded by Cerebra and will predominantly use data from the Cerebra 1000 Families Study. My PhD involves longitudinal research, where we follow families at several points over time to understand how things change for families over time. My research is also heavily influenced by ...
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