Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Others (Re B): CA 30 Jul 2013

The court was asked as to local authority funding in relation to a child, K, who was born in November 2011.
Black LJ explained: ‘I raised the question during the appeal hearing as to whether a parent who is inadequate is in fact ‘willing and able to . . provide accommodation’ but it did not excite much argument. That is explained, I think, by there being a common understanding that where parents in fact object to a local authority providing accommodation, a local authority will have to have recourse to care proceedings if they seek to accommodate a child and any debate as to whether the parents are ‘able’ to provide accommodation is to be had in that context, not in the context of section 20.’
(Orse In re B (Looked After Child))
Richards, Leveson, Black LJJ
[2013] EWCA Civ 964, [2013] Fam Law 1382, [2014] 1 FLR 277
Children Act 1989 20
England and Wales
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Updated: 07 August 2021; Ref: scu.514247