R (W) v LB Croydon  EWHC 696 (Admin)
The local authority decided, in order to reduce costs and promote independence, to transfer W from his residential placement to supported living. (1) In principle, the council would be entitled to terminate W's residential placement on grounds of costs, or needs, subject to consultation. (2) On the facts, the consultation with W's parents and the professional carers (as required by MCA 2005 s4) had been inadequate, so the decision was quashed.
Before: Ouseley J
Judgment: 3/3/11 (ex tempore)
Mr Cragg (Instructed By Irwin Mitchell) Appeared On Behalf Of The Claimant
Miss Scott (Instructed By London Borough Of Croydon) Appeared On Behalf Of The Defendant
 All ER (D) 93 (Mar)