Court case ruling has impact on voluntary workers

A court case that ruled that organisations could be liable for the actions of non-employees in some instances may have ramifications for the voluntary sector. The case in question found that the Catholic Church could be held responsible for the actions of a priest who abused a resident in a church-run care home. It means that arts organisations must ensure that they are meeting their duty of care to customers and service users and by exercising appropriate supervision of everyone acting on behalf of the organisation, including volunteers.

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