Safeguarding and claims against children's services - A call to Armes

This event has now finished.

We are working through a period of great change. In October, the Supreme Court caused waves with its landmark decision in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, expanding the scope of vicarious liability. We know that claimants’ solicitors are seeking to go even further in this area, alleging vicarious liability on the part of local authorities for the actions of employees of private residential establishments. Over the next couple of months, we expect further appellate court decisions in CN v Poole Borough Council, and DSD v Metropolitan Police to make further significant changes in the areas of breach of duty, and human rights. 

Whether we are involved in the delivery of children’s services, or in claims against such services, we all need to be on top of these decisions, and their far-reaching implications. At this event, delegates will be able to hear from expert speakers on these developments, and put questions to them. 

In addition, we will have a session on the vexed issue of the apportionment of psychiatric injury, one of the most difficult issues in these claims. 

And there will be the very latest update on the changes to the Discount Rate, and on the progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and its potential ramifications for the law in this area.


  • 1 February - Birmingham
  • 8 February - London
  • 1 March - Manchester - NOW FULL
  • 20 March - Leeds


9.30 - 10.00 registration 
10.00 - 13.30 seminar sessions and break
13.30 - 14.15 lunch and close

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