Social care blog

Welcome to the Hempsons social care blog where you will find a range of legal updates. Access our blog posts below.

July 2022

Fundamental standards of care – Regulation 12 – safe care and treatment


May 2022 

Straight Talk – The implications of unlawful discharge


April 2022 

Regulating the Regulator – make yourselves heard


March 2022

Liberty Protection Safeguards – an update – Hempsons – Hempsons

Selling a care home – the legal aspects

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in Health and Social Care Revoked


February 2022

What now: Vaccination as a condition of deployment


January 2022

The Court of Protection: a Brief Introduction


December 2021

Extending mandatory COVID vaccines throughout health and social care 


September 2021

Are you prepared for new CQC inspections?


August 2021

Mandatory Covid vaccinations for staff – what do we know and what is to come?


July 2021

The Fundamental Standards – Staffing


June 2021

The Fundamental Standards – Safeguarding


May 2021

The Fundamental Standards, Regulation 12: Safe Care & Treatment – Are you compliant?


March 2021

Fundamental Standards of care: Enhance the lives of the people you support and impress CQC too?

The Fundamental Standards are your bible – get a copy, read them and use them!


February 2021

CQC Key lines of enquiry


January 2021

Who regulates the regulator – part two


December 2020

CQC Notifications and how to challenge a fixed penalty notice

Visiting arrangements in Care Homes  – New Guidance 2 December 2020


November 2020

Are you ready for your CQC IPC Inspection?


October 2020

Covid-19, the employer and the self-isolating member of staff


August 2020

How to get the most out of CQC inspections


July 2020

Are probationary periods working for you?


June 2020

What to consider when purchasing a care home: the legal aspects


May 2020

Consumer law update: are your residents’ contracts compliant?


April 2020

How do you know when a safeguarding matters is a ‘serious incident’ for the purposes of the charity commission?


March 2020

What exactly is the Court of Protection?


February 2020

Client Spotlight: Wilf Ward Family Trust


January 2020

CQC – who regulates the regulator?

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