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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to provide a comprehensive discussion of the most recent developments in the law surrounding social services namely the duties under the Children Act 1989 and the inter-relationship with a local authority's duties under the Housing Act 1996; community care and persons subject to immigration control; and other key topics including care home closures and inter-authority disputes as to their responsibilities. WARNING: Part 2 is currently being updated. Since the recording the case of R (A) v Croydon LBC (age assessment)received judgment from the Supreme Court overturning the Court of Appeal and High Court decisions. The update will be on the site shortly

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know what duties local authorities have as a result of the Children Act 1989;
  • Understand the obligations and powers housing authorities have under the Housing Act 1996;
  • Understand the decisions in R v (M) v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [2008] and R (G) v Southwark LBC [2009];
  • Appreciate that Baroness Hale set out a list of questions a children's services authority should ask itself in determining whether the duty under s.20 arises;
  • Understand recent cases involving private fostering arrangements;
  • Know the facts of R(A) v Coventry City Council [2009] and its significance;
  • Understand the issues surrounding community care and persons subject to immigration control;
  • Appreciate the relevance of the National Assistance Act 1948;
  • Understand the implications of R (M) v Slough [2008];
  • Know the consequences of the R (M) litigation;
  • Know to what extent a local authority should take into account the SSHD's policies on family life.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Children Act 1989;
  • Housing Act 1996;
  • Children (Leaving Care)(England) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/2874);
  • Homelessness (Priority Need for Accommodation) England Order 2002 (SI 2002/2051);
  • R (M) v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [2008] UKHL 14;
  • R (G) v Southwark LBC [2009] UKHL 26;
  • R (G) v Barnet LBC [2003] UKHL 57;
  • Sarah Jane Collins v Knowsley MBC [2008] EWHC 2551 (Admin);
  • R (A) v Coventry City Council [2009] EWHC 34 (Admin);
  • R (MM) v Lewisham LBC [2009] EWHC 416 (Admin);
  • National Assistance Act 1948;
  • R (M) v Slough BC [2008] UKHL 52;
  • R v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC ex p M, P and X (1997) 30 HLR 10;
  • M v Slough [2006] EWCA Civ 655;
  • R (N) v Coventry City Council [2008] EWHC 2786 (Admin);
  • R (Clue) v Birmingham City Council [2008] EWHC (Admin).

In this two part CPDcast series, James Cornwell of 11 King's Bench Walk discusses recent developments in the law surrounding social services.

In part one he examines the key duties that stem from the Children Act and the Housing Act and discusses recent cases relating to section 21 of the Children Act 1989. He also looks at the role of the National Assistance Act and the extent to which a local authority should take into account policies on family life.

In part 2, James discusses the issues of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and age assessment in relation to article 6, the case of Tsfayo, age assessment and the role of experts and other topics including care home closures and inter-authority disputes as to their responsibilities.

WARNING: Part 2 is currently being updated. Since the recording the case of R (A) v Croydon LBC (age assessment)received judgment from the Supreme Court overturning the Court of Appeal and High Court decisions.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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