|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 209 (Mar)|
|Representation||Kate Markus (instructed by Bindman & Partners) for the claimant.|
|Bryan McGuire (instructed by John Cawston) for the authority.|
|Philip Sales (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State, as intervener.|
|Judgment Dates:||4 March 2002|
Local authority - Statutory duty - Statutory duty owed in relation to the welfare of children - Provision of services for children in need - Family seeking to be re-housed - Claimant overstaying in United Kingdom - Whether authority's duty to safeguard and promote welfare of children empowering or encompassing provision of finance to secure accommodation for the claimant and her child - Whether any power to provide such assistance to overstayers - Whether body of legislation incompatible with claimant's human rights - s 21 - s 17 - ss 2, 3.