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.
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