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If the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) really have found the social workers who lied on oath in ‘the Hampshire case’, NOT to have committed professional misconduct, should they publish this decision?

Note in box added 18.1.17 We have since learnt that the Professional Standards Authority automatically reviews all serious decisions by the HCPC on fitness to practice. The issue for the Transparency Project is not the decision itself but the lack of transparency...

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What does open justice actually mean?

What does open justice actually mean?

The notion that justice must be seen to be done needs little introduction to either a lay or legal audience,  but its familiarity belies an underlying complexity. See, for example,  PNM v Times Newspapers, to be heard by the Supreme Court this week. The court will...

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CPConf 2017: Where are we now?

Save the date - June 9th 2017 The Transparency Project is pleased to announce that the third annual Child Protection multi disciplinary conference will be going ahead at UWE on 9th June 2017. Read about our first event in 2015. Dr Lauren Devine will be the key note...

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Bradford Council’s claim that it has decided to cut foster care allowances to the government national minimum level to comply with the law rather than principally to reduce costs

Saturday’s local Telegraph and Argus report, (‘Union hits out at Council plans to cut foster carers allowances’) of Bradford City Council's plan to reduce the core child element of their foster care allowances to the government minimum level, triggered twitter...

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