Duty has its limits

Hewitt, David (2009) Duty has its limits. Learning Disability Today, 9 (4). p. 25. ISSN 1752-007X

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Abstract

This article outlines a landmark Court of Appeal decision which means that a local authority will not always have a duty to protect vulnerable adults, even if it already provides services to them. A local authority that does what the law demands will not have an added duty to protect a vulnerable adult unless it has gone beyond its original obligations and done something to assume that added duty.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 15:01
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20499

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