R (on the application of CO) v Surrey County Council [2014] EWHC 3932 (Admin)

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 10 December, 2014

(Queen’s Bench Division, Popplewell J, 28
November 2014)

Public law children – Local authority – Looked
after child – Placement with grandmother – Whether the local authority was
exercising its duties under s 23(2) of the Children Act 1989 – Whether the
grandmother was entitled to financial support

The full Judgment is available below

The claimant had Asperger’s Syndrome,
severe anxiety, ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. When she was 10 the
local authority asked the grandmother to care for her and she accepted. The
grandmother asserted that the claimant was a looked after child pursuant to ss
20 and 23(2) of the Children Act 1989 and sought financial help. The …read more

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