East Renfrewshire Council, appellant

Family law – Child protection – Duties imposed by compulsory supervision order – 'Relevant local authority'. Sheriff Appeal Court: Refusing an appeal in a case which concerned which local authority had to pay for the care and schooling of child who was the subject of a compulsory supervision order and who was accommodated in a residential unit in Lancashire, and in which the sheriff principal determined that the relevant local authority was Highland Council and the sheriff subsequently decided it was East Renfrewshire Council, the court held that on a proper interpretation of the statutory provisions concerning the meaning of 'relevant local authority' in the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 the sheriff was correct to find that East Renfrewshire Council was relevant local authority for child.

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