Social care blog

Welcome to Hempsons’ social care blog where you will find a range of legal updates. Click on the links below to access our blog posts.

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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