Section 20 (Voluntary) Accommodation
This is a voluntary agreement by parents that a child is accommodated by the Local Authority. This can be revoked at any time by parents or those with Parental Responsibility.
Beware of the potential for court proceedings if attempts are made to remove a child against the advice of the Local Authority.
The Local Authority will normally regard delay for the purposes of obtaining legal advice as reasonable.
Remember – contact our 24/7 Child Law Team for advice before signing an agreement.