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Legal update

3 April 2020 Vicarious liability - when is the role of an Independent Contractor sufficiently “akin to employment”

The beginning of Spring 2020 saw the Supreme Court give judgment in two important cases concerning the principle of vicarious liability.

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20 March 2020 The Coronavirus Bill – Social Care implications

The Delay phase of the Government’s coronavirus response plan anticipated a need to take steps to support health and social care systems, including steps to preserve essential services by reducing some others.

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25 February 2020 Historical child abuse and limitation – check your public liability policies

Last week the Court of Appeal handed down a decision that has significant implications for all those organisations that may face historical abuse claims.

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Legal update

22 January 2020 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.

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22 January 2020 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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22 January 2020 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.

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21 January 2020 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.

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25 October 2019 Social care - October 2019

Welcome to our social care newsletter for October 2019.

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14 October 2019 Foster carers are not ‘workers’ according to the Employment Tribunal

For anyone who has followed the evolving case law in the social care sector, this title is likely to raise some questions. Most notably, “What about the decision in Armes?”

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1 August 2019 Current trends in faith abuse cases

With the recent report that the Church of England found a 50% rise in abuse claims and concerns, it is worth looking at current trends in this arena.

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