Case Law

Assessing needs for Mental Health Act aftercare (section 117): R (AK) v London Borough of Islington [2021] EWHC 301 (Admin)

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction Undertaking a lawful assessment of needs is a vital aspect of social work practice. An assessment is not merely an exercise to identify a person’s needs, but to ‘assess’ those needs. It involves analysis and evaluation of the nature, extent and severity of the person’s needs, and provides the basis for […]

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