Local authority duties towards children looked after by them

31 August 2023

Rebecca Davies co-writes guidance to help lawyers navigating the law in England concerning local authority duties to children looked after by them. She examines the most relevant sections of the Children Act 1989 and discusses their interpretation and how they apply.

Who will benefit most from reading her analysis?

Her review is most likely to assist lawyers who:

  • represent the local authority
  • represent parents or children's guardians in care proceedings and who are seeking to persuade a court or local authority to place with particular people or provide particular support
  • 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 statutory duties.

The article was first published by LexisNexis on 29 August 2023.

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