Re M (Children) (2016)
 EWCA Civ 937
Court of Appeal
The court could not exercise its inherent jurisdiction to authorise a local authority to provide care for a child where it would not otherwise have power to do so under the statutory scheme. It therefore could not order a local authority to provide care for a 17-year-old, given that the Children Act 1989 s.31(3) prevented care orders being made for 17-year-olds.
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