Local authority duties for advice and assistance for certain children and young people

08 May 2024

Rebecca Davies discusses the law in England concerning local authority duties to children and young people who may be entitled to advice and assistance, namely relevant children.

Who will benefit most from reading her analysis?

Her review is most likely to assist lawyers who:

  • act for local authorities
  • represent parents or guardians in care proceedings where the child is 16 or 17
  • advise young people who are being looked after about the duties the local authority have to them
  • advise upon or in preparation for judicial review of the local authority for failing to meet their duties under the different legislation.

The article was first published by LexisNexis on 7 May 2024.

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