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HATE CAMPAIGN BOY WINS RIGHT TO REHOUSING

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The Daily Telegraph (p11) reports that an eleven year old boy has won a high court case for the legal right to be c...
The Daily Telegraph (p11) reports that an eleven year old boy has won a high court case for the legal right to be considered for rehousing.

The boy, who says he faced a 'campaign of hatred' because he regularly stayed at home to help care for his severely disabled mother, had faced a daily ordeal 'of very considerable harassment,' said the judge, Mr Justice Kay.

The court ruled that Tower Hamlets LBC was under a legal duty to consider accommodating the boy and his family in a safer place and that the council had acted unlawfully in failing to assess the child's individual needs under the provisions of the Children Act 1989.

The authority was ordered to carry out such an assessment 'as soon as reasonably practicable.'
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