Case Law Update 1 – L and P v Warwickshire – Challenge to local authority reorganisation of social care services for disabled children; The ‘local offer’

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.

This case review looks at the local offer and is about a case where two disabled children, acting through their mothers, dealt with the consequences of Warwickshire County Council reorganising its social care services for disabled children and achieve financial savings while also implementing the new scheme for SEN and disability introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014. 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.