This Practice Note covers eligibility for public funding in care proceedings, what is covered by the public funding including expert witness fees, translation costs and what is not covered without prior authority. It covers the application for prior authority and gives guidance on what is likely to be granted.
This Practice Note outlines a local authority’s duty to provide accommodation to children under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) and explains voluntary accommodation under ChA 1989, s 20, identifying the challenges a local authority may face including ensuring appropriate delegation of parental authority and issues around parental capacity.
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