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LAWYER WANTS COUNCILS HELD LIABLE FOR ABUSE IN HOMES

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A leading children's lawyer has called for end to the legal red tap which prevents some victims of abuse in council...
A leading children's lawyer has called for end to the legal red tap which prevents some victims of abuse in council homes from claiming compensation, the Independent reports (p5).

Allan Levy QC, co-author of the 'pindown' report into abuse in Staffordshire homes also wants social workers to be made personally liable for abuse and mistakes.

Mr Levy estimates there may up to 300 such cases against local authorities are waiting to be heard at the moment.

However, the Court of Appeal has already ruled that authorities are not liable for abuse cases of more than 3 years old, the paper reports.
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