Poole Borough Council (Respondent) v GN (Through his Litigation Friend "The Official Solicitor") and another (Appellants)
Case ID: UKSC 2018/0012
Whether the case of D v East Berkshire Community NHS Trust  QB 558 is correct and should continue to govern the position of local authorities in respect of their duties to children living in their areas.
The appellants were, at the material times, children. CN suffered from severe physical and learning difficulties. They were placed in housing by the respondent Council, and alleged that before the placement, the Council was aware that a family lived in nearby accommodation who engaged in persistently anti-social behaviour. This family repeatedly subjected the appellants to significant harassment and abuse, and CN attempted suicide. The appellants brought claims against the Council for breach of a common law duty of care derived from statutory duties under the Children Act 1989.
Poole Borough Council
Lady Hale, Lord Reed, Lord Wilson, Lord Hodge, Lady Black
Hearing start date
16 Jul 2018
Hearing finish date
17 Jul 2018