2011 05 Children

Wednesday 1 June 2011

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R (O) v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [2011] EWHC 679 (Admin)(Blair J): although the local authority’s decision-making process had been lawful in the main, its conclusion, despite changed circumstances, that O should not be placed at a residential school with a 24-hour/52-week curriculum had been irrational and required to be reconsidered. Click here for the transcript.

R (W) v Croydon LBC [2011] EWHC 696 (Admin)(Ouseley J): the local authority had failed to consult adequately with the parents, before deciding to move a young adult from a specialist care home into supported living, in particular in that it had made its decision before the assessment meeting took place and had failed to alert the parents to its thinking. Click here for the transcript.

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