The claimant sought judicial review of the Defendant’s failure to assess her son’s needs for the purposes of providing accommodation and support under section 17 of the 1989 Act. While the case is specific to its particular facts, it raises the question of the extent to which the Defendant could rely upon the Secretary of State’s power to provide facilities for accommodation under section 4 of the 999 Act in deciding whether or not to carry out an assessment of need.
Robin Purchas QC
 EWHC 691 (Admin)
Children Act 1989 17, Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 4
Updated: 01 May 2021; Ref: scu.472074