Any homelessness unit will inevitably be writing adverse homelessness decisions and many of those will not go unchallenged by the applicant, maybe through the court appeal to a higher level.
The main piece of evidence used in any challenge will be the S184 letter where the investigations and decisions are set out so it is essential that staff know the legal principles and rules that govern the construction of these letters if decisions are to stand and not be overturned, causing more expense and headaches for the hard working unit.
Modules covered on this course:
- The legal principles that need to be covered when writing an s184
- How to demonstrate that the investigating officer has used a composite test
- Common challenges
- Using case law to support those more subjective areas such as vulnerability and reasonable to remain
- Using external medical information
- Stepping outside of the code of guidance
- Drafting letters
Course delegates will understand the language that is needed to satisfy courts in challenges and how to accurately draw on case laws to underpin arguments and limit cases where decisions are overturned through sloppy wording.
Who should attend?
Any staff required to investigate and write S184 letters and reviewing officer who have to investigate challenges lodged under Section 202 of the Housing Act 1996
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