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Council had failed to fulfil social services and education duties to child with serious behavioural issues and his family

JG & Anor v Kent County Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 1102 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Chris Buttler QC, Sarah Hannett QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Education Law, Human Rights, Public Law

Whether the Council had acted contrary to ECHR, art 3 and the Children Act 1989, where a child, TG, with serious behavioural issues, and his siblings were said to be at risk of harm as a result if his disorder. Whether the Council had erred in deciding that TG had moved out of its local authority area, and was no longer its responsibility. Held: The defendant had acted unlawfully and its decision regarding relocation was quashed.

Chris Buttler and Sarah Hannett were involved in this case.