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Compensation claims - the key legal issues children's social workers needs to know

6 December 2017

Social work practice has changed radically over recent years – and so has the case law which enables claims to be brought for failures in social work practice. The days when social workers could not be sued are long gone and many social workers practising today will be required to give evidence at least once during their career in a compensation claim brought by current or past service users. Are you prepared?

Damages claims in the civil courts operate very differently to Children Act proceedings in the Family Courts. This bite sized webinar will introduce participants to the key law and procedure and help them to understand the impact on their practice – all in under 30 minutes.

In this introductory webinar leading lawyers David Maggs and Sarah Erwin-Jones will demystify the child abuse claims process, equipping delegates to understand their role so that they can assist the investigation and, where appropriate, defence of child abuse compensation claims confidently and compassionately.

The webinar covers key cases that are most likely to affect children’s social workers, clarifies the witness statement and claims process, and looks at the challenging relationship between the need to share information safely between agencies and the Data Protection Act.


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David Maggs

David Maggs

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David Maggs specialises in local authority insurance litigation; represents clients throughout incident investigation and provides risk management advice, including strategy implementation; regular public speaker on the above.

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