A Local Authority v M and others

Child – Care. The applicant local authority's application, pursuant to the Children Act 1989 s 25, for permission to place the respondent child, M, a 15-year-old with a history of criminal convictions, into a secure accommodation, could not be resolved before the Family Court, as M had absconded and could not be located. However, the court held that it appeared highly likely that the test under s 25 would be met in the case.

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