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abuse and social care newsletter - August 2019

1 August 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

In this edition we look at:

CN & GN v Poole Borough Council in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

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Kuoni referred to the CJEU by Supreme Court for clarification

The Supreme Court has concluded, in its interim judgment, that a referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union is required first.

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Current trends in faith abuse cases

With the recent report that the Church of England found a 50% rise in abuse claims and concerns, it is worth looking at current trends in this arena.

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Limitation in child abuse negligence claims

In the context of abuse claims, limitation has come into criticism as, for a range of reasons, victims of abuse may not be in a position to pursue a claim until some years after the events to which they relate.

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Social care negligence claims – is there ever a time when an application to strike out is appropriate?

Now that the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in CN & GN, many claimants’ solicitors are beginning to reawaken their files; seeking disclosure from local authorities so that they can investigate and potentially issue claims.

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Human Rights Act experts: are they necessary in Human Rights Act claims?

Claims alleging that harm has been suffered within a family environment, or as a result of failing to protect individuals from their own risk taking behaviour leading to child sexual exploitation, present novel challenges.

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CQC and health & care regulatory update - June 2019

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training and events

24Oct

Claims Club Manchester office

We will be discussing the Human Rights Act, school claims and a legal update on 'hot topics'.

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Legal updates

Public matters - October 2019

This month includes government outsourcing, amending contracts, land registration 2025 target for public sector, inquests, and public procurement with SMEs, Brexit and the mafia.

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Upcoming webinars

SMCR - making it work for your business

In this webinar we will explain the practical steps that firms should take in order to be compliant with SMCR from 9 December 2019.

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Brexit resources

More concerns on the horizon for social care services and private providers

In a survey conducted by Unison this summer more than half of our social workers say they are considering leaving the profession for a less stressful position.

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Legal updates

Child Abuse Inquiry – latest recommendations in the Accountability and Reparations investigation

The Accountability and Reparations investigations of the IICSA has already carried out a large amount of work. Last month a report with its preliminary recommendations was published.

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