The expression "a... history of absconding" in s.23(5) Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1991) was satisfied when a young person was absent for a period of two days and two nights from the foster home at which he had been placed after his earlier remand to local authority accommodation.

DC (Leggatt LJ, McCullough J)

04/05/1993

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