*Mohamoud v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Saleem v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Wandsworth

Housing – Homeless person. The appellants had been found by the respective local authorities to have been intentionally homeless and possession orders were obtained to reclaim the temporary accommodation that the appellants were housed in. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, found that there had been nothing to indicate there was any separate or different interest on the part of the children or any identifiable need other than, like their mothers, for accommodation and there had been no positive obligation on the authorities to have conducted assessments of the needs of the children pursuant to s 11 of the Children Act 2004.

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