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(House of Lords, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestinghope, Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood; 27 February 2008)
A 'looked after' child under Children Act 1989, s 22(1) did not include a child who had been provided with accommodation by the housing department of the local authority, but who had not been drawn to the attention of the children's services department or provided with any accommodation or other services by the social services authority.
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