MM, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Lewisham [2009] EWHC 416

MM, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Lewisham [2009] EWHC 416

Duty of local children's services authorities when making an assessment as to whether a child brought to their attention is a "child in need" under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 - Local Authority concluded that the child did not meet the statutory criteria - Held that assessment was flawed and child should have been accommodated under section 20 Children Act.