Case Law Update 13 – Devon v OH – Relevance of best possible outcomes duty (s 19(d) CFA 2014) in determining whether placement is ‘appropriate’

Steve BroachAuthor Steve BroachDate 29 Sep 2016

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

Are aspirations and outcomes applicable? This review decides an appropriate provision, balancing costs and preferences. An Upper Tribunal case.

Included is a case overview, discussion around the decision, what this means for children, young people and families and implications for local authorities and other public bodies.