*R (on the application of CO) v Surrey County Council

Child – Care. The principal issue was whether the defendant local authority had provided accommodation for the claimant as a looked after child, under ss 20 and 23(2) of the Children Act 1989, when she had started living with her grandmother. The Administrative Court held that the authority had come under a duty under s 20 of the Act and that the circumstances pointed to the conclusion that the authority had exercised its duty to accommodate the claimant under s 23(2) of the Act and had not arranged a private family fostering under s 23(6) of the Act.

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