Claim for judicial review of the Defendant local authority’s refusal to exercise its discretion to treat the Claimant as if she were a ‘former relevant child’ within the meaning of section 23C of the Children Act 1989 (‘the 1989 Act’). The Claimant is now an adult. The practical effect of the Defendant’s refusal to treat her as if she were a ‘former relevant child’ is that she does not have access to the continuing support, which lasts well into adulthood, that she would have received if she had been cared for by the Defendant prior to her 18th birthday.
Deputy Judge Mathew Gullick
 EWHC 3351 (Admin)
England and Wales
Updated: 14 March 2021; Ref: scu.645832