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Hugh Constant, Practice Development Manager, the Social Care Institute for Excellence

Covid-19 and safeguarding

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Lines, squares and flat surfaces at different angles

Right now, in the heart of a coronavirus pandemic, we are all feeling vulnerable. But even now, when we all need protection, people receiving social care services are often seen as being at additional risk. SCIE's Hugh Constant returns with a timely blog considering the challenges of maintaining familiar safeguarding processes in an unfamiliar situation.

From DoLS to LPS: an important time for mental capacity

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A caring cuddle

Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.

Using the Mental Capacity Act to protect people’s rights

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The last time the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) had a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) film to promote, Practice Development Manager Hugh Constant posted about it on social media, whereupon a friend told him he wouldn’t watch, because the MCA wasn’t ‘about …