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Social care for both children and adults is a large, dynamic sector, involving public, private and charitable organisations. Changes in statutory frameworks and associated new duties, complex procurement and commissioning practices for local authorities and an active, funded and competitive private sector, all mean that providers face a breadth of legal challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team understands your environment and the law. Our goal is to ensure we meet the differing objectives of all providers.
It may be impossible for a defendant to respond to a child abuse claim without evidence from the alleged member of staff or foster parent.
The issue of limitation in child abuse cases is always a matter for great debate.
Ben Troke looks at four recent cases covering the Relevant Persons Representative (RPR), end of life decisions, legal aid and s21A of the Mental Capacity Act, costs, best interests and resourcing
The high profile IICSA is the subject of much conjecture at present, with the significant changes taking place in the last three months.
I have been dealing with Browne Jacobson for many years and have found them to be an excellent firm who always try their best and go the extra mile in all circumstances.
Professional, Knowledgeable Experts.
Highly experienced and very well respected in the field of child abuse compensation claims.
Very good advice, especially in the area of social services and alleged sexual and physical abuse cases.
Successfully defending a foster care claim on the basis it was statute barred, although the judge in this case concluded that a non-delegable duty could be owed.
Defending a claim arising out of the allegedly inappropriate handling of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Acting for a local authority on case heard by the Court of Appeal in July 2015 on the question of whether local authorities owe a non-delegable duty to foster children rendering them liable for deliberate or negligent injurious acts of foster carers.
Representing providers at inquests, in complaints to the Information Commissioner and in serious case reviews. We have also conducted public law care and adoption proceedings as well as being involved in risk management to help our clients avoid claims.
Advising on some of the most important social care cases in recent years including the Waterhouse Inquiry, Victoria Climbié, Fiona Pilkington, Khyra Ishaq.
We have seen a rash of claims for breach of Human Rights being brought in the course of care proceedings.
At a recent conference on Big Data, chief executive of the Civil Service, spoke about the potential of big data in government and the commitment to becoming a “data-driven government”.
The appeal to the Supreme Court in NA v Nottinghamshire County Council will be heard on 8 and 9 February 2017.
Today’s announcement that only 23% of councils have good child protection services will strike a chord with many working in this field.
We recognise the financial constraints that our public sector clients operate under.
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