Category Archives: Child Abuse Litigation

News about our Expert Opinion in respect of cases where there may be a Failure in Duty of Care or Failure to Protect

New unit announced to tackle exploitation

4th Sep 2018

A new unit to protect young people and tackle exploitation is set to launch in 2019, the government has announced. The unit will provide bespoke support to local authorities to…

Home secretary pledges to tackle online CSE

3rd Sep 2018

The home secretary has urged technology companies to step up their efforts to tackle online CSE – Child Sexual Exploitation. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP said he wasn’t asking…

Men convicted of CSE in Rotherham

17th Oct 2017

Two men have been imprisoned for the child sexual exploitation of three girls in Rotherham. Ben Chivers and Brett McLaughlan appeared at Sheffield Crown Court charged with child sexual offences…

Abuse victims urge change in laws

16th Oct 2017

A victim of child sexual abuse has handed a petition to Downing Street urging a change in law around sexual abuse. Darren Furness, a former resident at St William’s children’s…

Child Abuse Litigation Service

31st Jul 2017

Legal immunities for child care work have been gradually removed over the past number of years because of various court rulings. As a result, local authorities are now more likely…

Children and Social Work Bill becomes law

2nd May 2017

Courts and practitioners will have to consider the long-term care and needs of a child when making decisions on adoptions and care orders now the Children and Social Work Bill…