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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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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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