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B (1) B (2) v A County Council




LTL 21/11/2006; [2006] EWCA Civ 1388 2006-11-21

In the circumstances the judge was correct to hold that a local authority owed a duty of care towards an adopting family to ensure that the terms of its confidentiality undertaking as to the adopting family's identity were respected by its employees. However, it was right that the family's negligence action should be dismissed, because it had not been proved that it had been subjected to a campaign of harassment that was the damage on which the action depended.