Case Law Update 50 – SH v Norfolk – discriminatory adult social care charging policy

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 held that changes to Norfolk County Council’s adult social care charging policy discriminated against severely disabled people, contrary to Art.14 read with Art.1 of the First Protocol (A1P1) to the ECHR.