Monthly News January 2015 30 Jan 2015 LGO leads the debate on local accountability The LGO has published findings from a roundtable event about ensuring effective local accountability. 28 Jan 2015 Ombudsman warns of the risk of determining capacity without proper assessment Social workers are being reminded that capacity assessments made under the Mental Capacity Act must be recorded properly, after an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) found a man had been forced to live in a care home against his wishes and without sufficient evidence of going through the proper process. 21 Jan 2015 LGO welcomes Health Select Committee Report The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is today welcoming the publication of the Health Select Committee’s latest review into health complaints. 19 Jan 2015 Advisory forum minutes The minutes from the meeting which took place on 21 November 2014 are now available. 08 Jan 2015 Councils advised about school transport changes following Birmingham investigation The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is urging councils to consider carefully the impact any school transport policy changes have on existing pupils after an investigation led to a boy having his free school travel pass reinstated.