Local authority duties under the Children Act 1989
A note covering local authority duties under the Children Act 1989 in relation to looked after children and unaccompanied children seeking asylum. The note also deals with the inter-relationship between a local authority's duty under the Children Act 1989 and its duty under the Housing Act 1996 to secure accommodation for a homeless applicant.
NOTE: This resource is being reviewed in the light of the Family Justice Reforms. For more information, see Article, The family justice reforms: what is happening on 22 April 2014?.