Case Law

Misuse of section 20: Medway Council v M and T [2015]

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Introduction

Case summary and points for social work practice by Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. This was a well-publicised court decision criticising both a local authority and a child’s independent reviewing officer for inappropriate use of section 20 (voluntary) accommodation. The court declared the authority’s actions unlawful and made an award of damages under […]

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