Adult abuse compensation

Could this case be the end of 'failure to take into care' claims?

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Our abuse expert, Malcolm Johnson, considers cases where social services have failed children that they have a duty of care for, he discusses three linked cases where parents were falsely accused of child abuse, in each case the accusations appeared to be unfounded. More …

Couple must pay £100,000 to girl kept as slave

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The BBC have recently reported that Manchester Crown Court has ordered a couple from Salford to pay £100,000 to a deaf girl from Pakistan, whom they kept as a slave for nine years. More …

What is NCND?

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"NCND" is "Neither Confirm Nor Deny". This was the response of the Metropolitan Police to the Claimants in Dil and Others v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2184 (QB). More …

New risks for local education authorities in outsourcing

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A case has created a new kind of duty for local authorities who outsource their statutory functions to outside bodies. This article gives some pointers on where those risks lie for local authorities. More …