R (on the application of L and another) v Warwickshire County Council

Local government – Statutory powers. The claimant disabled children sought judicial review of the defendant local authority's proposed cut to the budget for the integrated disability service in its local offer. The Administrative Court held that the proposed local offer fell a considerable distance short of the statutory requirements and that the authority was over 20 years late in complying with its duty, under para 2 of Sch 2 to the Children Act 1989, to maintain a register of disabled children. As the claimants' did not seek substantive relief beyond factual findings, those factual findings were made.

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