Regina (L and Others) v Manchester City Council, Regina (R and Another) v Same: QBD 28 Sep 2001

The council had a policy under which the financial assistance it gave to short term foster carers who were relatives of the children involved was rather less than would be given to non-family carers. The policy was challenged as unreasonable.
Held: The policy which imposed arbitrary financial limits was unreasonable, and would inevitably conflict with the duty to look to the child’s welfare. The policy operated to discriminate against family members and therefore infringed their human rights under the convention


Mr Justice Munby


Times 10-Dec-2001, [2002] Fam Law 13, [2001] EWHC 707 (Admin), [2002] 1 FLR 43, [2002] ACD 45, (2002) 5 CCL Rep 268




Children Act 1989 22(3)(a), European Convention on Human Rights 8 14

Family, Children, Local Government, Human Rights, Local Government

Updated: 05 June 2022; Ref: scu.166977