R (on the application of T) (Claimant) v Hertfordshire County Council (Defendant) & Derby City Council (Interested Party) (2015)

[2015] EWHC 1936 (Admin)



Jane Rayson


QBD (Admin)

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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