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Local authorities and the non-kinship foster placement process

Published on: 14 January 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local authorities and the non-kinship foster placement process
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Article summary

Local Government analysis: What obligations are placed on local authorities to find the ‘most appropriate placement available’ (MAP) when seeking a non-kinship foster placement for a child? Peter Oldham QC, barrister at 11KBW examines the Administrative Court’s decision in R (on the application of Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers) v Bristol City Council. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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