(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lords Kerr, Clarke, Reed, Hughes, 18 October 2017)
Public Law Children – Local authority – Liability – Abuse by foster carers – Liability on the basis of non-delegable duty of care or vicarious liability
The Supreme Court allowed the appeal by a majority of 4-1 finding that the local authority was vicariously liable for the abuse perpetrated by foster carers.
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 UKSC 60
On appeal from:  EWCA Civ 1139
Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent)
JUDGMENT GIVEN ON
18 October 2017
Heard on 8 and 9 February 2017
Judgment: Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council  UKSC 60.pdf