Regina v London Borough of Lambeth ex parte Caddell: Admn 9 Jun 1997

When a child in care attains the age of eighteen, the local authority in whose care the child was before attaining that age, is the one who must provide continuing advice and support.


Times 30-Jun-1997, [1997] EWHC Admin 535, [1998] 1 FLR 253, [1998] Fam Law 20, [1998] 2 FCR 6




Children Act 1989 24(2)


England and Wales

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CitedRegina (Stewart) v Wandsworth London Borough Council and Others QBD 17-Sep-2001
The words ‘within their area’ in the section had to be read consistently with other parts of the Act, and therefore, the duty to carry out an assessment if a child had a physical connection with the area. A temporary housing in a homeless hostel . .
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Children, Local Government

Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.137480