R (Liverpool City Council) v Hillingdon London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2009 in asylum, children, law reports, local government, social services by sally

R (Liverpool City Council) v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2009] EWCA Civ 43; [2009] WLR (D) 45

“The responsibility for looking after a child in need fell on the local authority where the child was living and could not be fulfilled merely by sending the child on to another local authority, even if the child himself wanted to live in the area of that other authority. S 20 of the Children Act 1989 imposed a duty on the local authority to carry out a proper assessment of the child’s welfare needs and the type and location of accommodation that would meet those needs.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2009

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