Housing case law - December 2020
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Learning from ICO audit reports in the healthcare sector
The Information Commissioner’s Office can undertake agreed or compulsory audits as part of its regulatory powers. We have reviewed 13 recent audit reports for NHS organisations to identify common themes for potential learning in several key areas.
Gillick competence: Learning from Bell v Tavistock and Portman
In this case on the lawfulness of prescribing puberty-suppressing drugs to children with gender dysphoria, the judgment includes a factor analysis in assessing Gillick competence in children. We summarise the case and provide an assessment checklist.
Liberty Protection Scheme: Care home manager role dropped
The Liberty Protection Safeguards National Steering Group revealed that DHSC will not be implementing the care home manager role when the rest of the LPS framework commences in April 2022, and that six sets of regulations will be published next spring.
Social housing white paper proposes FOI-like regime for RPs
The Government's recently published white paper on social housing regulation includes a proposal introducing a new access to information regime for social housing tenants of housing associations and other private registered providers.
The social housing white paper: Implications for landlords
The long awaited social housing white paper was published on 17 November, setting out reforms which aim to improve services to tenants. In this extended insight we look at some of the measures detailed within the Charter, and what they mean for RPs.