Claims against FOSTER Parents
Claims against Independent and Local Authority

The case of Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council held that local authorities are not subject to a “non-delegable duty” to ensure that reasonable care be taken for the safety of children in foster care; more importantly it held that where a child was sexually and physically abused by two successive sets of foster carers the local authority are liable.

If you were subject to abuse in a foster home whether this be a private placement, by a local authority or through an independent company, you are able to pursue those who are responsible.

Bringing a Civil Claim

We appreciate that is is not easy to make contact and discuss your experiences. We are happy to discuss your potential claim on a non-committal basis and provide you with the opportunity to meet in person to make the process as comfortable as possible.


The law says that you have three years from the date of an incident to bring your claim, or three years from your 18th birthday if you were a child when it occurred. However, even if you are out of time, you may still be able to bring a claim for abuse.

We have extensive expertise in properly addressing limitation and ensuring that individuals obtain the justice that they seek.


If most cases we can offer you a No Win, No Fee Agreement. This means that you will not have to pay us unless we are successful in your claim. If we are successful in your claim you will need to pay us a success fee which is capped at no more than 25% of your compensation.

If your claim is unsuccessful, we simply do not get paid.

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