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PSED: four things every decision-maker needs to know

26.09.2018

By Matt Lewin The latest homelessness case in the Court of Appeal – Lomax v Gosport BC [2018] EWCA Civ 1846 (incidentally, my first case in that court) – is a....

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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: six months on

26.09.2018

By Riccardo Calzavara The statutory scheme in England for homelessness assistance has been contained in Part 7 Housing Act 1996 ("HA 1996") since it came into force on 20 January....

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Housing cases of interest

26.09.2018

By Tara O'Leary Allocation R (on the application of YG) (Claimant) v Hillingdon London Borough Council (Defendant) and Equality and Human Rights Commission (Intervener) [2018] EWHC 1937 (Admin) A local authority allocation scheme....

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Use of personal data in child safeguarding: opportunities and challenges

19.09.2018

Child safeguarding is necessarily a multi-agency exercise. Increasingly local authorities are beginning to take a data-based approach, combining data from across agencies to identify which families are most in need....