Regina v Mayor and Burgesses of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham ex parte Makila Ebuki and Brandon Ebuki (By His Mother and Litigation Friend Makila Ebuki): Admn 5 Dec 2000

The applicants sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to evict her and her children from emergency accommodation for the homeless without further provision, saying the council failed its duty to her child under section 17.
Held: The council had conducted a review as required. However it was defective, and the council had been ineffective in dealing with the application, and failed properly to communicate its result, and the review was quashed, with an accompanying responsibility on the council to renew the assessment.


Jack Beatson Q.C.


[2000] EWHC Admin 426




Children Act 1989 17


England and Wales


CitedRegina v Mayor and Burgesses of London Borough of Tower Hamlets ex parte Anita Bradford Raymond Bradford, Simon Bradford (a Minor By His Next Friend Raymond Bradford) Admn 13-Jan-1997
Section 17(1) imposes an obligation in respect of the needs of an individual child. . .
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