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Resources Related to the Protection of the Rights of Health and Social Care Service Users


Baldwin, C. 1996 Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Problems of Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment. Health and Social Care in the Community 4 3 159-165.


Fisher, K. McHugh, M. and Thomson, C. 2000 The Link Between Children's Services and Child Protection, consultancy for the NSW Department of Community Services Office of Childcare, February.


Hammarberg, T. 2011 Persons with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities must not be deprived of their individual rights, The Council of Europe Commissioner’s Human Rights Comment, 20 Feb.


Hayward-Brown H. 2003 False and highly questionable allegations of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, Ph.D, Charles Sturt University.


Hayward-Brown, H. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Some medico-legal issues Judicial Officers’ Bulletin, Judicial Commission of NSW 2004 June.


Howe, F. (Earl) 2003 Speech to the House of Lords Hansard, 5.2.2003 Column 312–316.


Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission 1996 Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. ACT, Australia.


Law Commission 2010 Adult Social Care, 10 May, LAW COM No 326, HC 941 London: The Stationery Office


Mart, E. G. 1999 Problems With the Diagnosis of Factitious Disorder by Proxy in Forensic Settings. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 17;1.


Morley, C.J. 1995 Practical Concerns about the Diagnosis of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, 72; 528-530.


Morley, C. 1998 Concerns about using and interpreting covert video surveillance, BMJ, May;316: 1603 - 1605


Nott, M. 2005 Medical expert testimony: a failure to learn lessons, Lawyers Weekly, 15 Sept.


Pankratz, L. 2006 Persistent Problems With the Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Label J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:1:90-95.


Pankratz, L. 2010 Persistent problems with the "separation test" in Munchausen syndrome by proxy, The Journal of Psychiatry & Law, Fall, 38;307-323.


Preston-Shoot, M. 2011a On administrative evil-doing within social work policy and services: law, ethics and practice, European Journal of Social Work, 14;2;177-194


Samuel, M. 2010 Concerns raised over wrongful detentions of service users, Community Care, 24 June.


Transparency International, 2006 Handbook for Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement, London.


UN 2006 Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Wexler, R. 2006 Statement of Richard Wexler, Executive Director, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, Alexandria, Virginia, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and Means, May 23.


Wrennall, L. et al. 2003. Taking the Stick Away Consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on Child Protection 1 December.


Wrennall, L. 2004 Miscarriages of Justice in Child Protection: a brief history and proposals for change. Paper presented to the parliamentary conference held by the All Party Group on Abuse Investigations, Attlee Suite Portcullis House 2 December.


Wrennall, L. 2010 'Confronting judicial misconduct', Criminal Justice Matters, 80;1;10 – 11.


Wrennall, L. 2013 Economic Conflicts of Interest, Perverse Financial Incentives and NOMBism: Why it all goes Wrong. In Carey, M. & Green, L. ed 2013 Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas within Applied Social Care, London, Ashgate. 171-198.


Wrennall, L. Bache, B. Pragnell, C. et al 2015 Open Letter on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Courts: A False and Flawed Premise, Argument & Critique, Received Jan. Published Feb.


Legal Precedents


Rights of Older People

Essex County Council v RF & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty and damage) [2015] EWCOP 1 (07 January 2015)


Rights of People with Disabilities

London Borough of Hillingdon v Neary & Anor [2011] EWHC 1377 (COP)


LB of Hillingdon v Neary [2011] EWHC 3522 (COP)


Rights of Children and Families

A (A Child) v Darlington Borough Council, [2015] EWFC 11, Case No: MB14C01592


Educational Resources


What happens when parents are treated unfairly by the Social Services? Sue Amphlett, who experienced such treatment, talks frankly about her group

and how parents can fight unfair decisions.

Sue Amphlett from Parents Against Injustice [PAIN], Social care, social work and the law: Track 5. Open learn at the Open University.






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