(Queen’s Bench Division, Males J, 2 December 2014)
Public law children – Local authority – Duty of care – Abuse in foster placement and at home – Whether the local authority had been negligent in failing to remove the child – Whether the local authority was vicariously liable for the abuse of the foster carers
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The claimant had spent her childhood living with her mother and her mother’s violent partner, in foster placements and residential children’s homes. She initiated proceedings against the local authority alleging that it had failed in the common law …read more
Source: Family Law News