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social care - January 2020

24 January 2020

Welcome to our social care newsletter.

Foster Parents – the carers’ perspective might help your planning

Almost every year the Fostering Network publishes a State of the Nation’s Foster Care Summary report after surveying foster carers.

Nearly 75% of Looked After Children in the United Kingdom are with foster carers. Whilst the analysis we often consider with our clients focuses on the needs, requirements and perspectives of fostering agencies and social workers, this report surveys foster carers themselves.

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Potential liability for child sexual and criminal exploitation

The Children Act 1989 imposes a statutory duty on Local Authorities for Looked After and certain other young people as they prepare for adulthood.

Cynthia Watts looks into the circumstances that these statutory duties mean and what they need to develop the skills and personal resilience to prepare them for the independence of adulthood.

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What we have learned about costs claims in child abuse cases

The Courts are slowly accepting that these cases are very much now in the mainstream of litigation, they still do have their quirks which many judges consider separate them from the pool of general personal injury litigation.

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Understanding the risk - looked after children trends and the impact on claims

Last month the government published the latest annual update on the numbers of looked after children.

We find out the number of claims likely to come from these findings.

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training and events

25Feb

Child Abuse Claims – Design your own Redress Schemes and Codes of Conduct seminar Manchester office

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next social care forum.

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11Mar

Managing Public Sector Contracts Seminar Manchester office

Join us as Browne Jacobson have joined forces with leading chambers, 39 Essex Chambers, for a full morning session looking at some of the thorniest problems that the public sector face in procurement, contract management and dispute resolution.

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Legal updates

Public matters - February 2020

This month includes public procurement, planning, the Clean Air Bill, rent regulation, and in loco parentis in schools.

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Legal updates

Local planning authorities may now agree to extend the time period for determining prior approval applications

On 31 January 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in Gluck v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2020] EWHC 161 Admin

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Legal updates

Social value in procurement

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 extends public bodies’ thinking beyond the financial costs of a contract and makes them evaluate how the services they procure might improve the economic, social and environment wellbeing of an area.

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Legal updates

Should heading the ball be banned in football lessons?

It is an accepted fact that a school owes their pupils a duty to take reasonable care of their safety.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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