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Where a child is subject to a care order, the rules as to the local authority dealing with the case are set out in section 31(8) of the Children Act 1989, which states that:
‘(8) the local authority designated in a care order must be—(a) the authority within whose area the child is ordinarily resident; or(b) where the child does not reside in the area of a local authority, the authority within whose area any circumstances arose in consequence of which the order is being made.’
‘(8) the local authority designated in a care order must be—
(a) the authority within whose area the child is ordinarily resident; or
(b) where the child does not reside in the area of a local authority, the authority within whose area any circumstances arose in consequence of which the order is being made.’
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