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United Kingdom: Victim of Abuse by Foster Parents Wins Landmark Compensation Case
Batchelors Solicitors – November 02, 2017
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has upheld a damages claim brought by a woman who was subjected to physical and sexual abuse whilst in foster care as a child. In what will be viewed as an extension of the concept of vicarious liability, the Court found that the local authority that had taken her into care bore indirect legal responsibility for the foster parents’ actions.