Friday, 22 May 2009

Landmark judgment on support for homeless teens

A homeless 17-year-old has won a landmark battle in the House of Lords to gain his full legal entitlement to support from his local council. The Law Lords found that London Borough of Southwark had failed to follow the law in dealing with the teenager's plight, after he was evicted from his family home. Instead of offering a care plan until the age of 21 and support from the children's services department, he was dealt with through the housing department, which was only able to deal with his accommodation issues. The Law Lords ruled that this was in contravention of...

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