Case Law Update 29 – KS and AM v Haringey – Disabled child’s housing needs; Dangerous housing; Need to safeguard and promote child’s welfare

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 an application for judicial review concerning the failures by children’s services and housing to address the housing needs of a family with a child with autism who was at risk from falling from a balcony at home.