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Decision: Woodlands and Foster Care

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Court hands down judgement in B&B – v – Leicestershire County Council and rules that Local Authorities owe a non-delegable duty of care to children who are placed in foster care.

The Claimants were represented by Mr. Christopher Ratcliffe, solicitor, of Uppal Taylor Solicitors and Mr. Philip Turton, barrister, of Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham.

The Claimants brought proceedings against the Local Authority for abuse and maltreatment suffered whilst resident within a foster placement. It was argued that following the Supreme Court decision in Woodland – v – Swimming Teachers Association [2013] UKSC 66 the Local Authority owed to the Claimants a non-delegable duty of care during the time of the foster placement.

The judgement of His Honour Judge Godsmark Q. C., sitting at Nottingham County Court, was handed down on 6th June 2014. The learned Judge held that a non-delegable duty of care is owed by a Local Authority to children placed by it with foster parents.

Uppal Taylor Solicitors are specialist child abuse compensation solicitors. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. If you wish to speak with a specialist solicitor about the options available to you, in the strictest of confidence, then please call: 0115 982 0770 and ask for Mr. Billhar Uppal, Mr. Chris Ratcliffe or Mrs. Francesca Paul.

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