Child Abuse & Social Care Forum

Watch now on-demand our Child Abuse & Social Care Forum.

02 March 2022

This webinar took place on 2 March 2022 and is now available on-demand.

2022 brings with it an opportunity to reflect on how society has changed throughout the pandemic as we return to something close to a new normal. The impact of all of this has perhaps been most profound for children and young people and those working with them. Increased openness in the family courts, the benefits of experts attending court remotely – that arose out of necessity during the last 2 years - and the likely increase in care proceedings as we come out of the pandemic with the corresponding upsurge in demand for services will lead to new challenges and innovative answers to dealing with them all against a backdrop of changing law and practice.

As ever, nuanced decisions both about individual cases and about policy generally will have to be made. We know the experience and information our practitioners are able to share will be of use and interest to you all. Watch now on-demand our Child Abuse & Social Care Forum where we discuss:

  • Recent case law on the issue of vicarious liability for those who are not employees (for example sports coaches) and in the area of negligence.
  • An analysis of how Claimant’s solicitors have attempted to fill the gaps created by that changing case law by pleading remedies under the Human Rights Act.
  • Insights into the key children’s social care issues for health, education and children’s service providers for 2022 and beyond.

This webinar is aimed at Directors and Senior Managers of children’s care providers, fostering agencies, local authorities, children’s charities, safeguarding professionals and insurers.

Child Abuse & Social Care Forum

Speakers

James Arrowsmith

James Arrowsmith

Partner

James Arrowsmith specialises in high value personal injury, including head and spinal injury, and insurance coverage, including interpretation, non-disclosure breach of terms and motor insurance law.

james.arrowsmith@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)121 237 3981

Sarah Erwin-Jones

Sarah Erwin-Jones

Partner

Sarah specialises in social services, the care sector and legal costs along with education.

Sarah.Erwin-Jones@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)115 976 6136

Cynthia Watts

Cynthia Watts

Partner

Cynthia is a partner in our national social care and abuse team and has 30 years’ experience in the defence of civil claims brought against public sector bodies, including the NHS, local authorities, and the police, as well as private sector bodies and their insurers.

cynthia.watts@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2727

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