Practice Guidance

Accommodating homeless young people: section 20 and the Southwark judgment

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Contents Introduction What happened in G’s case? What did the Law Lords decide? What is the underlying issue in cases like G’s? Can local authorities choose whether or not to accommodate a child under section 20 of the Children Act 1989? What should a council’s initial response be when faced with a homeless 16- or […]

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