Case Law Update 21 – J and L v Hillingdon – Disabled child’s housing needs; Duty of cooperation between local authority departments

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.

In this update, the High Court allowed a judicial review challenge to an assessment and decision concerning a disabled child’s housing needs, stressing the duties on local authorities to ensure co-operation between departments and to actively promote children’s welfare.