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Abuse and social care newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

12 April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

In this edition we look at:

Social work negligence claims – is there a link between case loads and performance?

Whilst we await the Supreme Court’s judgment on duties of care in CN and GN v Poole Borough Council, Cynthia Watts revisits the 'Bolam test', social work caseloads and learning points for local authorities.

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Local authorities - recoveries from abusers' pensions - approach with caution

Sarah Erwin-Jones reviews the Pensions Ombudsman (PO – 7277) decision, and looks at the future for recoveries.

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Are redress schemes the answer to improving the way abuse claims are dealt with?

David Maggs outlines the challenges for organisations considering using redress schemes for dealing with abuse claims.

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Safeguarding - getting it right for youth clubs and groups

It is essential that all clubs working with children and young people have robust safeguarding policies in place, and a clear insurance history relating to both the past and the future. James Arrowsmith summarises the key safeguarding factors clubs should look at.

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Save the date: Redress schemes for abuse and misconduct webinar, 14 May 2019

Hear our experts share what we have learned about redress and compensation schemes around the world and in the UK, and engage in a Q&A session. It’ll start with the burning questions you send us here, but if we have time there will be the opportunity to ask more on the day.

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