Purchase_M_145391It is not uncommon for a local authority to secure care and accommodation outside its area for a child in need. In this case, the Supreme Court has held that, where the child remains in such accommodation until the age of 18, the responsibility for the provision of his adult care and accommodation will remain with the placing local authority rather than the local authority in whose area he has been living.

The Supreme Court’s approach to determining where a person is ‘ordinarily resident’ for these purposes marks a departure from previous case law. Continue reading »