R (on the application of C and others) v Southwark London Borough

Local authority – Statutory powers. The claimants issued judicial review proceedings, challenging the lawfulness of the type of accommodation and level of support provided to them by the defendant local authority, pursuant to s 17 of the Children Act 1989 (the 1989 Act) and the Human Rights Act 1998. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority's assessments of the children's needs had met its duty pursuant to s 17 of the 1989 Act. Further, accommodating the family in a bed and breakfast had not been unlawful in the circumstances.

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