Councils' duties to children in care are many and diverse

Mitchell, Ed
January 2010
Community Care;1/14/2010, Issue 1801, p23
The article analyses the latest decisions in Great Britain on local authorities' responsibilities towards looked-after children, particularly those who arrived seeking asylum. The courts are never impressed when funding disputes overshadow a child's welfare. A child's parents refused to hand over his passport to a local authority. A judge directed that the authority was entitled to apply for a fresh passport. The Court of Appeal dismissed the parents' appeal.


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