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R (X) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets

CitationR(X) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2013] EWHC 480

The court found that the policy adopted by the authority was irrational as it discriminated against kinship carers by paying them considerably less than professional foster carers for undertaking the same work.  The court called the Claimant an unsung heroine of our society.

Fiona Scolding acted for the kinship carer X.

For more information, please view the full judgment in R(X) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2013] EWHC480.