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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).
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.
Work is now well underway on the DfID-funded project on Governance and Reporting, in connection with the work of Working Group 4: Complaints and Reporting, which was set up following the DfID Summit on Safeguarding in INGOs in the Spring.
The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.
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?
On 27 April 2017, the much-awaited Technical and Further Education Act (“the Act”) received Royal Assent.
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