M and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v London Borough of Lambeth and others: Admn 20 Jun 2008

The claimant had arrived from Afhganistan and sought asylum and accomodation as a child. The social worker involved assessed him to be an adult.
Held: The decision was within the duties of the local authorities.


Bennett J


[2008] EWHC 1364 (Admin)




European Convention on Human Rights 6 8, Children Act 1989 17 20


England and Wales


CitedM, Regina (on the Application of) v Gateshead Council CA 14-Mar-2006
The applicant had left care, but still received assistance. She was arrested and the police asked the attending social worker to arrange secure accommodation overnight. The respondent refused. The court was asked what duty (if any) is owed by local . .

Cited by:

at First InstanceA, Regina (on the Application of) v London Borough of Croydon SC 26-Nov-2009
The applicants sought asylum, and, saying that they were children under eighteen, sought also the assistance of the local authority. Social workers judged them to be over eighteen and assistance was declined.
Held: The claimants’ appeals . .
Appeal fromA, Regina (on the Application of) v London Borough of Croydon CA 18-Dec-2008
The court declined appeals against findings that local authorities through social workers could properly assess whether the claimants were under eighteen and entitled, though asylum seekers, to housing provision and support under the 1989 Act. . .
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Human Rights, Children, Immigration

Updated: 07 February 2022; Ref: scu.270375