Duty has its limits

David Hewitt

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25
JournalLearning Disability Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


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