Legislation

Section 58 – Protecting property of persons being cared for away from home

Introduction

This section replaces the similar duty to safeguard property conferred on local authorities by section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1948. The official explanatory notes describe this section as follows: “Section 58 provides for the protection of a person’s movable property if they are being cared for away from home. In these circumstances, a […]

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