Reviewing the case: the right to appeal in adult social care

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Seaman, Emma; Davies, Anna; Jetha, Natasha
Independent Age
Date of publication
9 October 2019
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Legislation, Older Adults
Social welfare
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This report argues that there are clear advantages to a statutory appeals process for adult social care, including:

  • A more accessible, less intimidating option for those receiving care and support.
  • A more open, efficient approach for local authorities.
  • A fairer, more impartial overall process through the introduction of an independent  reviewer role.

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