Supreme Court explains the scope of section 20 Children Act powers

July 19th, 2018 by Jonathan Auburn

The Supreme Court in Williams v Hackney London Borough Council has provided clarification of the scope of local authority powers under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 to provide accommodation for a child. The Court has set out Read more »


LA duties and the risk of radicalisation

March 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

Does being at risk of radicalisation render a child “in need” for the purposes of section 17 of the Children Act 1989 thereby leading to section 20 accommodation, notwithstanding that the home environment is not the source of radicalisation? The answer according to the Court last week in A v LB Enfield [2016] EWHC 567 (Admin) was Read more »