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Complainant Name:
Mr Steve Mayner of Wandsworth Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:
Mr Steve Mayner of Wandsworth Council complained that an article about a couple and their severely disabled children was misleading in that it failed to give a full account of assistance given to the family by the Council.

Resolution:
The matter was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant in which he noted that the Council had provided care and special school arrangements for the children at a cost of £123,000 a year. He also made clear that the family’s request for the Council to pay for alterations to their home had been examined by the Court of Appeal, which had agreed that, where parents can afford the expenses, the local authority can reasonably expect them to pay for any necessary alterations for the care of their disabled children.

Report: 72



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