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Local Government weekly highlights—19 October 2017

Published on: 19 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—19 October 2017
  • In this issue:
  • Children’s social care
  • Supreme Court find local authority vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster carers
  • Hair strand testing in care proceedings (Barnet LBC v T (mother) and others )
  • Education
  • Discrimination in cases of ‘separate but equal’ treatment held unlawful (HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School)
  • Alternative higher education sector still has some way to go to address weaknesses
  • Improvement initiative announced for local authorities
  • Social housing
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Local Government highlights includes analysis of the Supreme Court Decision in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council where the local authority were found to be vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster carers. Other cases of significance this week include the Court of Appeal’s decision in HMI v IEB of Al Hijrah School relating to gender segregation in a mixed school. Other features include analysis on the validity of hair testing in childcare proceedings and relevant updates in other areas of interest together with opinion on the governments draft homelessness code and consultation process. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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