Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 294 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 2842 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Judge:

Judge McKenna sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Ian Wise and Stephen Broach (instructed by John Ford Solicitors) for B.
  Noel Dilworth (instructed by London Borough of Barnet, Legal Services) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 12 November 2009

Catchwords

Local authority - Child - Care - Educational provision - Claimant vulnerable and disabled child coming to attention of defendant local authority - Authority producing care and assessment plan for claimant - Statement of special educational needs specifying that claimant to attend mainstream school - Claimant attending classes in local library - Whether care and assessment plan adequate - Whether authority complying with its statutory duties - s 19 - s 11.

The Case

Local authority Child. The Administrative Court held, in the instant judicial review, that the defendant local authority had produced an inadequate assessment and care plan for the claimant, a vulnerable and disabled child, and in so doing it had failed to comply with its duties under s19 of the and s11 of the and those duties which flowed from various sets of guidelines.

Practice Areas

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