Alex Ruck Keene argues social workers should be given greater powers to enter homes in attempt to amend Care Bill

Alex Ruck Keene argues social workers should be given greater powers to enter homes in attempt to amend Care Bill


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In a briefing prepared with Gary Fitzgerald, CEO of Action upon Elder Abuse, Alex Ruck Keene has rejected the Government’s claims that existing legal powers are sufficient to protect vulnerable adults imprisoned by abusers in their own homes. This is part of an attempt by Paul Burstow MP to amend the Care Bill to provide social workers with a power to enter homes to investigate suspected abuse in the cases of adults who are considered to have capacity in the relevant domains and not to suffer from mental illness.

The briefing analyses critically the arguments advanced by the Government that social workers and the police currently have enough powers to protect people in these circumstances, but lack the requisite knowledge of the law to use them effectively. To read more about this please follow this link to the Community Care website.


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