Human Rights legislation – a framework for good practice

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|At a conference organised by Caring Times and law firm Lester Aldridge, CHERIE BOOTH QC argued that Human Rights legislation will have a significant impact on social care| “More than just lawyers’ talk” is how Cherie Booth QC described the Human Rights legislation at a conference in London in May, organised by Caring Times and the law firm Lester Aldridge. Ms Booth said that, while the Care Standards Act 2000 had presented a number of difficult challenges to the care sector, human rights legislation would have a different impact, and there were many ways in which it could help the care sector to prosper. “Human rights reasoning can benefit the care providers – the managers, the front line carers and also the wider community,” Ms Booth said. “This is because one of the many benefits of a human rights enriched approach to community care is that human rights reasoning, with its developed understanding of concepts such as necessity and proportionality, provides a framework for decision-making and good practice w

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