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25 July 2019 Kuoni referred to the CJEU by Supreme Court for clarification - possible impact on breach of contract, vicarious liability and assumption of responsibility claims for sexual abuse and assault

We were hoping to be able to give you some interesting insights following the judgment of X v Kuoni Travel Ltd but that will have to wait for another day.

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Legal update

12 April 2019 Abuse and social care newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Social work negligence claims – is there a link between case loads and performance?

Whilst we are all awaiting the Supreme Court’s judgment on duties of care in CN and GN v Poole Borough Council, it is worth revisiting what else claimants have to prove to successfully pursue a claim in negligence.

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10 April 2019 Are redress schemes the answer to improving the way abuse claims are dealt with?

The search for improved ways of dealing with abuse claims has put a spotlight on redress schemes; with Manchester City football club recently announcing a scheme and Lambeth Council providing a ‘half time’ assessment of their scheme.

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10 April 2019 Local authorities - recoveries from abusers' pensions - approach with caution

The damages claims social services authorities are facing arising out of alleged abuse by employees is not reducing.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Lifting the roof on the 'same roof rule'

The Government has recently announced the abolition of the 'same roof rule' which prevented victims of crime (particularly historical abuse) from claiming a CICA payment if they were assaulted by someone they lived with, as members of the same family, before 1979. The reform will be costly.

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27 March 2019 Safeguarding - getting it right for youth clubs and groups

There is no doubt that clubs, community groups and organisations run principally by parents and volunteers for children and young people, particularly those that focus on skills, activities and team work offer immeasurable benefits for the people who take part.

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Legal update

7 February 2019 Pope admits that priests sexually abused nuns

Internationally, a number of investigations and inquiries have unearthed historical sexual abuse by priests. Previously, the focus had been on allegations of abuse against children.

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14 December 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - December 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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12 December 2018 Institutional child sexual abuse redress schemes – the Australian model six months in

2018 has seen much discussion of the possibility of setting up redress schemes in the UK to address historical child sexual abuse. Most of that abuse is said to have occurred in institutions.

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