Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 04 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 34 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court

Antony Edwards-Stuart QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Ramby de Mello (instructed by Coventry Law Centre) for the claimant.
  Bryan McGuire (instructed by Coventry City Council) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 22 January 2009


Child - Care - Local authority - C taking care of claimant - C seeking fostering allowance - Authority making assessment - Whether authority agreeing to make financial provision in respect of claimant - , .

The Case

Child Care. Queen's Bench Division, Adminstrative Division: A local authority could by its conduct in dealing with a potential or proposed foster parent be treated as having taken a decision which it might not have taken or even intended to take. If a potential foster parent was allowed by the local authority to believe that she would receive financial support from the authority, rather than have to look to her own resources to fund the cost of keeping the child, then it might be concluded that the local authority was exercising its functions under ss20 and 23 of the .

Practice Areas

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