- In what circumstances is a local authority’s duty under ChA 1989, s 20 triggered? (R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council)
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- What is the background to this case?
- What did the Court of Appeal have to decide?
- Does this case clarify when a local authority should assume responsibility for a 'child in need' or 'looked after child'?
- What does this decision mean for the provision of assistance for family members who care for a child on an emergency basis that is extended far beyond their expectations?
Family analysis: When does the local authority assume responsibility for a ‘child in need’ or ‘looked after child’? David Josiah-Lake, solicitor and collaborative family lawyer at Josiah-Lake Gardiner, discusses the issue in the recent case of R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council.
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