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'Vicarious liability is only of practical relevance in situations where:Fleetwood warned that, as most foster parents have insufficient means to meet a substantial award of damages, 'the local authorities which engage them can more easily compensate the victims of injuries which are often serious and long-lasting'.
- the principal tortfeasor cannot be found or is not worth suing;
- the person sought to be made vicariously liable is able to compensate the victim of the tort.'