Care providers are subject to stringent rules and regulations and answerable to a range of different regulatory bodies including:
- Safeguarding Adults Board;
- Care Quality Commission (CQC);
- Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO);
- the police; and/or
- a Coroner
Each of these have a range of enforcement powers are their disposal ranging from warnings to prosecutions.
Enforcement action in itself is a very serious matter but there are wider considerations for care providers including reputational damage, future placements, the saleability and value of your business.
In addition to our extensive experience in social care law and practice, we are also criminal defence lawyers which puts us in a unique to act for you in all matters relating to regulatory enforcement and criminal proceedings.