Provision Of Services Across Boroughs

In R (J) v Worcestershire County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1518 [2015] 1 W.L.R. 2825 held that a local authority that has assessed a child as in need may provide those services in another local authority area, irrespective of the reasons for the child having travelled across borough. In deciding whether to do so a local authority is therefore entitled to consider the services which it will provide a child in need and in taking that decision the authority may take into account his connection with the area, how long the family intended to be away, whether they would be staying for short periods in many different locations and whether they were likely ever to return (paragraph 35).

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