The children’s home sufficiency crisis reaches new heights with a direct Court challenge to local councils and Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education.
Gemma Abbott, Legal Director of Good Law Project, said: “Children are taken into care to protect them, but the impact of being ripped away from school, friends and support networks is causing further harm.
Good Law Project has launched groundbreaking legal action to prevent children from being put at risk by being separated from their support networks.
‘We’re challenging five local authorities – Essex, Cambridgeshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Derby City – for not complying with their duty. We are also challenging the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, for failing to exercise his power to step in. We believe the Secretary of State’s failure to act whilst children in care suffer to be unlawful. You can read the pre-action protocol letter here and the Statement of Facts and Grounds here. ‘
Source – Good Law Project