The court granted the application. Mechanisms of transparency and governance are obviously reasonable expectations of the CCG, irrespective of the P's parents' personal administrative skills. It was unarguable that public funds not far short of £5,000 per week should be administered in any way other than on an open, transparent and impartial basis; and that is not the case if the P's parents both managed such funds and used a large part of it to pay themselves, without any system of oversight. It was right and proper that such expenditure should be transparent, traceable and demonstrably well-founded. The CCG's unwillingness to continue financial arrangements which were adopted as an interim response to a crisis situation was entirely understandable.
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