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Caring for Children: Risks and Responsibilities in the Law of Tort

Jo Bridgeman

in Law and Childhood Studies

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652501
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739217 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0031

Series: Current Legal Issues

Caring for Children: Risks and Responsibilities in the Law of Tort

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This chapter explores civil law responsibilities to children. First, it examines the nature, scope, and extent of the civil responsibilities of parents to children, then the professional responsibilities of teachers, before turning to responsibilities to ‘other people's children’. The analysis of the cases considers the nature of responsibility to children, expectations of children and of parents, teachers, and other adults caring for children and what they reveal of the nature of relationships between adults and children.

Keywords: civil liability; compensation; civil law; children; parents; teachers; responsibility

Chapter.  8728 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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