Child – Care. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed an appeal by the claimant in respect of her claim against the defendant local authority regarding the physical and sexual abuse she had suffered while in foster care provided by the authority during the period 1985 to 1988. The court held that, in such circumstances, the authority was not vicariously liable for the assaults nor had it been under a non-delegable duty of care to have protected her from harm.