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children's services

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Challenges for organisations working with children are rapidly growing. Baby P shone a bright light on safeguarding generally, as well as leading to unprecedented levels of care applications and continuing structural reform. Our specialists understand the blurring of demarcation lines and responsibilities between professionals in health, education and social care and the issues these bring. We offer pragmatic, inclusive, sensitive and specialist advice through alignment of your resources and specialists.

what we do...

  • National reputation - experience spanning education, social care and health, with lawyers regularly seconded to local authorities, mental health trusts and national inspectorates; we are members of the learning and skills council and aNational Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) panel member.
  • Established client base - over 50 unitary or top-tier local authorities, maintained and independent schools (boarding and day), national charities, insurers and claims handlers, further and higher education establishments, national sporting governing bodies, church groups.
  • More than 15 dedicated specialists - based in Nottingham, Exeter and London.
  • Full range of services - advisory matters on safeguarding child protection, employment, public inquiries, information management, contentious claims and court proceedings on care issues, negligence claims against professionals.

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Legal updates

Data Protection Act claims arising out of adoption

Over the last five years, we have seen an increasing number of damages claims brought against local authorities for the accidental disclosure of adopters’ confidential personal details to the birth family.

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Legal updates

Children's social care newsletter, April 2016

In the last three months the law concerning vicarious liability has moved on yet again, leading many to speculate what effect this might have.

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Legal updates

Vicarious liability and non-delegable duty

Judges and legal commentators sometimes talk about the ‘high water mark’ in case law, which we have certainly seen in abuse and negligence claims.

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Legal updates

Vicarious liability of faith organisations – where will it end?

The broad reach of the Goddard inquiry encompasses all state and non-state institutions and focuses specifically on child sexual abuse.

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