Kunnenkeril v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Enfield

Negligence – Duty of care. Where the claimant foster carer had been assaulted by a foster child, there had been no wider duty on the defendant local authority to pass on detailed information about previous incidents concerning the child to the claimant, and there had been no breach of duty on the part of the authority to pass on information. Further, the authority had not had a duty to remove the child prior to the assault. It had discharged its duty to pass on the relevant information that it had held in accordance with its standard practice and it was not for the court to interfere with the exercise of the authority's discretion as to how it exercised its statutory duties. The Queen's Bench Division so ruled in dismissing the claimant's claim for damages for personal injury.

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