‘A law on the move: Are Local Authorities vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents against children in their care?’

“‘The law of vicarious liability is on the move’ proclaimed Lord Phillips in the last judgment he delivered as President of the Supreme Court: Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society [2012] UKSC 56, (‘the Christian Brothers case’). In a judgment recently handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 60, His Lordship has been proved correct. The case was brought by a claimant who, as a child, had been physically and sexually abused by foster parents with whom she was placed while in the care of the defendant local authority …” (more)

[Lucy Eastwood, UK Human Rights Blog, 23 October]

First posted 2017-10-23 12:15:33

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