R (on the application of T) (Appellant) v Hertfordshire County Council (Respondent) & Derby City Council (Interested Party) (2016)

[2016] EWCA Civ 1108



Private: Jonathan Cohen QC
Jane Rayson


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

Public Children Law

A local authority had acted lawfully in determining that a child whose grandmother had voluntarily undertaken to care for him when his mother was arrested was not a child in need who required accommodation pursuant to the Children Act 1989 s.20(1). The mother and grandmother had entered into a private arrangement for the care of the child, and the local authority had played no part in facilitating that arrangement.


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