Local authorities: A careful balance

Sarah Erwin-Jones and Louise Fisher look at the responsibilities of local authorities to children who remain living at home with their family It is important to distinguish the duty of care which arises after a full care order, where the local authority becomes a statutory parent, from the entirely different position of a child receiving …
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Cases Referenced

  • DFX & ors v Coventry City Council [2021] EWHC 1382 (QB)
  • HXA & anor v Surrey County Council [2021] EWHC 250 (QB)
  • HXA v Surrey County Council; YXA (a protected party by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Wolverhampton City Council [2021] EWHC 2974 (QB)
  • Michael & ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & anor [2015] UKSC 2
  • Poole Borough Council v GN & anor [2019] UKSC 25
  • YXA v Wolverhampton City Council [2021] EWHC 1444 (QB)