LexisNexis – Local authorities’ obligations to unaccompanied child asylum seekers (KA and another v London Borough of Croydon)
Peggy Etiebet looks at the judgment in KA and another v London Borough of Croydon and considers the vexed question of when a local authority is entitled to cease support under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) to a former unaccompanied asylum seeking child (UASC) once it has determined that the USAC is an adult following a ‘Merton-compliant’ age assessment
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This article was first published on Lexis®PSL – Local Government on 19 July 2017. Click here for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.