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Care (Local Authority Duties)

Children in ‘care’ are called looked after children.1

Every child in custody is a looked after child.2 The local authority has duties towards looked after children.

If a local authority does not meet their responsibilities a person can complain or challenge them in court.

  1. Section 22 Children Act 1989  (back)
  2. Section 104 Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)