Category Archives: Public liability

Foster Carers; A New Era?

The changes to fee structures for foster carers is causing upset. Under some schemes, fostering payments are being cut if the foster carers are not deemed to have done enough to support and develop the fostering service. Some local authorities … Read more

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Unaccompanied Children And PR: Who Takes Responsibility?

Baljeet Sandhu, Director of the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, Islington Law Centre, describes unaccompanied migrant children as “the most vulnerable group that I and my team have ever worked with. In most cases, by the time they have … Read more

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Forbes Social Service and Abuse Claims Team shortlisted for Product of the Year at 2016 ALARM Risk Awards

We are delighted to announce that Forbes Social Service and Abuse claims team in-house Social Work Consultancy has been shortlisted for product of the year at the 2016 ALARM Risk Awards. The winners will be announced during the ALARM Risk Awards … Read more

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Forbes recognised as pioneers within the legal industry

Forbes Social Services and Abuse Team have been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards for their work in Social Services and Abuse claims. Head of the Social Services and Abuse Claims Team, Kella Bowers comments; “Forbes … Read more

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Pressure on Local Authority’s caused by influx of child refugees

Under the Children Act 1989, local authorities are under a duty to care for under 18s who arrive in their area from abroad, seeking asylum. This is something that numerous Councils are now faced with, especially those with coastal ports. … Read more

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Sex crimes at an all-time high

It has today been reported that sex crimes are at the highest since current reporting methods began in 2003. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of sex offences has risen by 36% in the … Read more

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19% increase in the number of foster children reported missing

New statistics revealed by Ofsted show a dramatic increase in the number of children going missing from their foster placements compared to last year. 5,055 foster children were reported as missing between April 2014 and March 2015, a 19% increase … Read more

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ABC v West Heath 2000 Ltd & Whillock – damages for psychological trauma from “Sexting”

A Claimant has been awarded £25,000 by the High Court for the psychological harm caused to her by being encouraged to send explicit, sexual text messages and images of herself to the Vice-Principal and Child Protection Officer at a Special … Read more

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Forbes Social Services and Complex Claims Team Shortlisted for Another National Award

Forbes Complex Claims and Social Services Team has now been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Modern Law Awards. The winners will be chosen by a cross-industry panel of high profile judges and announced at a glittering ceremony … Read more

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Complex Claims Team shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

Forbes Complex Claims and Social Services Team is one of four to have been shortlisted for the Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards, which are due to be announced on 26 November 2015 … Read more

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