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Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings >
On 2 May 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA) announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings, including places of worship, places of faith tuition and places attended by young people, such as youth groups, in connection with their religions beliefs.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is considering the question of introducing mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales.
Challenging local authority budgets in the face of cuts – R. (on the application of Hollow) v Surrey CC >
This case concerned an unsuccessful claim against a Local Authority’s projected budget cuts to the provision for schools and special educational needs and disabilities (SSEND).
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Government Responds to Interim Report and Recommendations >
On 19 December 2018, the Government published its response to the recommendations set out in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s (IICSA) Interim Report (which was published in April 2018).
When is a private body treated like a public body in the courts? KPMG not subject to a public law challenge for its role in a Barclays compensation scheme >
The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court decision that KPMG should not be subject to public law challenge in relation to its role in a Barclays compensation scheme. The judgment provides important guidance on when private organisations may be susceptible to public law challenge.
Safeguarding, as critically important as ever and rapidly rising in the regulatory agenda and media prominence, has been hastily evolving in the past six months.
Judicial review is, in the absence of a specific statutory appeal process, the way in which we are able to hold public bodies to account for their decisions.
The decision of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent)  UKSC 3, published on 8 February 2018, provides an overview of when the court will admit leaked intelligence material as evidence.
Schools, colleges and voluntary organisations who work closely with children and young people are among those being asked to give their views on proposed changes to important safeguarding guidance and draft regulations.
In the recent case of RSPB, Friends of the Earth & Client Earth v. Secretary of State for Justice  EWHC 2309 (Admin), were partially successful in their application for judicial review, which sought to challenge amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’) governing costs in environmental legal challenges.
On 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court unanimously found the fees regime in relation to the Employment Tribunal system to be unlawful and quashed the 2013 Fees Order that had introduced the fees.
A recent judgment by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that an accreditation body can be an ‘undertaking’ under the Competition Act 1998 and so can be challenged in the UK courts for alleged anti-competitive conduct.
The Fundraising Regulator’s Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) provides a single route by which individuals can ask to stop receiving direct marketing emails, telephone calls, addressed post and/or text messages from selected charities.
What does the unexpected election result mean for charities, businesses, campaigning organisations and others wishing to push forward their agenda, in the context of renewed concerns over the chilling impact of the Lobbying Act?
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal serves as an important reminder that it is vital to consider the exact nature of a particular court or tribunal’s jurisdiction carefully when deciding whether to initiate proceedings.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a comprehensive report assessing the state of equality and human rights for disabled people in Britain.
The Care Quality Commission's future inspection plans will involve more unannounced visits and focused inspections, says CQC's chair >
The CQC's chair Peter Wyman recently announced that the regulator is planning to shift its approach to inspections of health and social care providers, noting that its inspectors gather more tangible findings during an unannounced inspection