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Children's social care mini forum

1 December 2020

This webinars took place on 1st December 2020 and is now available on-demand.

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Catch up on our annual children’s social care forum in abbreviated form a little early this year. We hope to be able to see you all in person in 2021 but for now we welcome you to our one hour mini forum. This will also offer us the opportunity to get together briefly before the Christmas holidays. We hope to add value without soaking up too much of your time.

This one-hour forum will provide you with short updates to include:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of child protection services and the risks that impact creates for providers and their funders in the immediate future
  • Practical consequences of dealing with allegations of ‘peer on peer’ abuse by children in health, social care and education settings
  • The risks both providers and commissioners face in sourcing and providing residential placements for children with a brief look at vicarious liability and non-delegable duties.
on demand video

Our speakers

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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Leah Jones

Leah Jones

Partner

Leah specialises in public and commercial insurance litigation, with a focus on the social care sector. She has considerable experience in handling a wide range of claims, ranging from serious injury to discrimination, defamation, and claims under the Human Rights Act.

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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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Focus on...

Legal updates

Children’s social care review – Case for Change – a step towards consensus?

The Independent review of children’s social care in England describes itself as a ‘once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system’. Some might also see it as a poisoned chalice.

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Legal updates

More guidance on failure to remove claims: what are the implications for children's services and SAR teams?

Local authorities now have the benefit of a flurry of recent judgments on the issue of the existence of a duty of care in children’s ‘failure to remove’ cases.

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Mental Health Act and Legal Update

In this on-demand video, we covered The MHA white paper, The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Devon Partnership NHS Trust v SSHSC [2021] EWHC 101 (Admin).

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Legal updates

Competition and Markets Authority review of children’s services

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into the children’s social care market in England, Scotland and Wales to determine whether any matters in relation to the supply of those services has or may have effects adverse to the interests of children in care.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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