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25Feb

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

10.15am - 4.15pm

The last 12 months have proved to be exceptionally busy for children’s services providers and their insurers.

On the one hand there is case law confirming further barriers to Claimants bringing certain types of child abuse compensation claims; either because the law simply does not permit the type of claim that is anticipated or because the evidence has been so badly affected by the passage of time that a fair trial is not possible.

On the other hand, the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) has focused on what can be done to make the litigation process easier and more transparent for Claimants. The Inquiry’s recommendation includes a Code of Practice for handling these claims for Defendants and their insurers.

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next social care forum, where all of these developments will be looked at.

  • You will be given the opportunity to design your own redress scheme, looking at the different practical challenges stakeholders might face in setting these up, funding them and really examining whether they are fair to both past and future service users.
  • We’ll also look at the root causes of these claims, having acted for various bodies in the context of criminal investigations, inquests and public inquiries. The forum will include the opportunity to consider the potential practical impact of a police investigation on your organisation and insurers.
  • Finally we will look at recoveries. When and how is it appropriate to bring in the alleged and convicted abusers to fund the claimant’s damages and costs?
  • This event is aimed at Directors and senior managers of children’s care and education providers, fostering agencies, Local Authorities, children’s charities, faith groups, sports bodies and their insurers.
  • It is your opportunity to hear from leading figures in the field about how the management of child abuse compensation claims can improve, and how those improvements can lead to better and fairer provision of services to current users, both today and over the coming months of uncertainty following the election.

This is a complimentary seminar so please feel free to forward this invitation onto your colleagues.

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We are also holding this event at the following locations:

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Manchester office

14th Floor
No.1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman Square
Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3EB

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James Arrowsmith

James Arrowsmith

Partner

James Arrowsmith specialises in high value personal injury, including head and spinal injury, and insurance coverage, including interpretation, non-disclosure breach of terms and motor insurance law.

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Sarah Erwin-Jones

Sarah Erwin-Jones

Partner

Sarah specialises in social services, the care sector and legal costs along with education.

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