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ERIC Number: EJ830854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
The Compensation Act 2006 and School Trips
Hunter-Jones, John
Education 3-13, v34 n3 p223-232 Oct 2006
The Compensation Act 2006 received its Royal Assent on 25 July 2006. The Act allows the courts to have regard to the social utility of "desirable activities", including school trips, in considering negligence claims. The article reviews the law of negligence as it affects teachers of the very young and considers the possible impact of the legislation. It concludes that the legislation is unlikely to change the result of many cases and that it would be more helpful for teachers to be given greater support in their understanding of the law and its impact on school trips.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)