Hill Dickinson’s health team can advise on the full range of legal issues covering child protection. This includes advice on safeguarding procedures and other issues linked to the Children Act 1989 which affects the NHS and private providers. We also advise on issues relating to the safeguarding of adults, in line with the Department of Health’s No Secrets guidance.
The team often assists clients with drafting policies. We can also support health staff when they are required to attend court. The team has represented clients at a number of major children's inquiries.
Areas of expertise include:
- Safeguarding policies and procedures
- Supporting staff attending court
- Sensitive and controversial issues
- Serious case reviews
- Representing the NHS in major children’s inquiries