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Welfare decisions in instances of radicalisation (A Local Authority v M and others)

Published on: 23 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Welfare decisions in instances of radicalisation (A Local Authority v M and others)
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  • What was the background to the case?
  • What issues arose for the court’s consideration?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
  • What guidance does the judgment provide for local authorities on safeguarding children against the risks of radicalisation?
  • Was the court’s decision to involve the children in the process and share the outcomes unusual?
  • Do you have any predictions for future developments in this area?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: Ruth Kirby and Zoe Taylor of 4PB consider High Court in A Local Authority v M and others and explore the court’s approach to ensure care for four radicalised children whose mother espoused extremist Islamic views. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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