Legislation

Section 22 – Refusal of a needs assessment for a child aged 16 or 17

Introduction

Generally, a child aged 16 or 17 is entitled to refuse an assessment under section 21. However, there are exceptions where the duty to assess persists despite a refusal. The official Explanatory Notes to the act describe this section as follows: “In general, the local authority is not obliged to assess the needs of a […]

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