Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  keithatrochdale on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:25 pm

I suppose this extract means that £1000s will be spent on agency staff?

A sum of money has been allocated to pay for a number of employees to be trained as best interest assessors and extra staff have been brought in to help clear the backlog as quickly as possible

Sad that Steve Blezard, Assistant Director of Adult Care at Rochdale Council had to comment about this, where is the Director? He/she gets paid the big bucks so should be accountable.

Is the Director accountable for this failure? It must have surely come as no surprise that the new rules came in, don't we pay good wages to them to keep abreast of these things.
avatar
keithatrochdale
Crew
Crew

Posts : 198
Join date : 2012-09-07
Location : Rochdale

Back to top Go down

Re: Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  cyfrifia on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:41 pm

The deprivision of liberty, in other words imprisonment, of the elderly and ill is of course an extremely serious matter.

To be deprived of liberty is considered an extreme punishment, for criminals.

As stated in the House of Lords, at the moment, thousands of elderly and disabled people are being locked up without proper legal process.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/92312/council-breaches-legal-time-scales-for-completion-of-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-cases

So yes, it wants sorting out as quick as can be. Bringing in and trying to quickly train extra staff in complex medical and legal matters of such importance and consequence does look rather haphazard.

cyfrifia
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3130
Join date : 2012-09-16
Location : Todmorden

Back to top Go down

Re: Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  Atlas on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:21 pm

This is a minefield.

An almost impossible task. Fraught with adverse opinion and relies heavily on raison d'etre.

At what line is the 'line' crossed? On how many opinions and by what criteria?

You are entering the world of 'mental health'.

Not for the amateur or the college degree and 'aren't I wonderful artists'. Rolling Eyes Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
avatar
Atlas
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3016
Join date : 2012-09-06
Location : Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  cyfrifia on Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:16 pm

Yes, a legal and medical minefield of decisions, including about the mentally ill who may or may not be safe to release. You would hope R.M.B.C. would be able to keep up with the paperwork.

cyfrifia
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3130
Join date : 2012-09-16
Location : Todmorden

Back to top Go down

Re: Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  Atlas on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:17 pm

That depends upon which mental defectives are doing it?????? Wink
avatar
Atlas
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3016
Join date : 2012-09-06
Location : Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Council breaches legal time scales for completion of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum