High Court’s severe criticism of a local authority’s serious failures (YY (Children—Conduct of the Local Authority))

Tahmina Rahman considers the issues in the High Court case YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority) [2021] EWHC 749 (Fam), in which it was found that the local authority had ‘utterly failed’ the children in this case. The court laid bare, in excruciating detail, the failures which were admitted by the head of children services. In the context of a child that died while in care, the court also considered the legal framework as to a local authority’s exercise of parental responsibility to consent to medical treatment for children in its care. 

This case analysis was first published by Lexis®PSL on 21 April 2021.

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