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4 March 2019 The ongoing battle to keep up with technology

In an era where technological advances are changing the face of how we communicate, the protection of children and young adults remains a challenge for all.

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1 February 2019 An updated consideration of consent and positions of trust

Consent in abuse claims has long been a controversial and difficult subject to broach. Many organisations have been criticised for raising the issue.

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30 July 2018 JW v Leicester City Council (1) and Leicestershire Police (2)

The claimant, JW, brought a claim for damages in respect of sexual abuse inflicted upon him by Martin Todd in 2009. The claimant secured convictions against Martin Todd in respect of this abuse on 10 March 2011.

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26 July 2018 Another door opens for victims of sexual abuse

The Court of Appeal this week handed down judgment in the case of JT v First-Tier Tribunal and Others opening the door for many victims of sexual abuse, who were previously prevented from seeking compensation from the CICA.

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19 February 2018 Institutions must focus on future abuse prevention, as well as reparations for past failures

With the #MeToo campaign, the recent Oxfam sexual abuse claims and the prosecution of football coach Barry Bennell for a further 43 offences of sexual abuse against 11 boys between 1979 and 1991, it is clear that the scale of sexual abuse allegations across all manner of organisations is coming to the fore.

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15 December 2017 The Ofsted Annual Report on children’s services – what makes the difference?

The Ofsted Annual Report for 2016/17 shows that whilst there is still clear room for improvement for children’s services and social care providers, there is a clear upward trend in the quality of service that is provided to children in need.

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20 July 2017 Child sexual abuse and issues of consent in a 21st century world

A freedom of information request has found that since 2012 nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse have had payments refused by the CICA.

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13 July 2017 The continuing development of Vicarious Liability claims

As the modern workplace continues to evolve, so too must the principles of vicarious liability.

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8 July 2016 How will the court’s approach to proportionality impact on abuse claims?

In light of the need for proportionality of costs in CPR 44 the court is taking an ever more strict approach to the costs of litigation.

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24 November 2015 More to be done to protect children in the family home

A report released today by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield highlights the challenges facing those working on the front line to help prevent child abuse.

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