The Children Act 1989 Section 27



Part, Section or Article

Section 27

Partners Involved in Information Sharing

Local Authorities with a responsibility for Children
Any school approved under Section 242 of the Education Act 1996 and within the area of the LA
Colleges and other FE providers
Relevant Health Partners
LA Housing Partners

Application and Explanation of Use as a Legal Gateway

Section 27 imposes a duty on other local authorities, local authority housing services and health bodies to co-operate with a local authority in the exercise of that authority’s duties under Part 3 of the Act which relate to local authority support for children and families.

Where it appears to a local authority that any authority or body mentioned in Section 27(3) could, by taking any specified action, help in the exercise of any of their functions under Part 3 of the Act, they may request the help of that other authority or body, specifying the action in question.

An authority or body whose help is so requested must comply with the request if it is compatible with their own statutory or other duties and obligations and does not unduly prejudice the discharge of any of their functions.

Powered by BetterDocs