Court judgements

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29 Nov 2018 - England
BT & GT (Children : twins - adoption) [2018] EWFC 76 (29 November 2018)
15 Aug 2018 - Scotland
The Scottish Court of Session has ruled that a 14-year-old boy should now be able to apply to participate fully in his brother's Children's Hearing, where decisions are made in relation to welfare, care and contact. The boy wanted to have...
20 Jul 2018 - England
In March 2017 local authorities in England were looking after 72,670 children, a figure which has been rising steadily for the past nine years. They do so either as part of a range of services provided for children in need or under a variety of...
19 Jul 2018 - England
This appeal concerns the existence of a tortious duty of care to children, on the part of a local authority, to protect them from harassment and abuse by third parties. The duty claimed by the Claimant Respondents (hereafter "the Claimants...
22 Sep 2017 - England
This judgment concerns M, yet another young person who has fallen into a "gap" in the system created by the serious shortage of secure accommodation required to keep him safe. M is 15 years old. Since June of this year he has been subject...
03 May 2017 - UK
It is apparent that there is widespread misunderstanding as to the extent to which judges (which for this purpose includes magistrates) can properly participate in Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). The purpose of this Guidance is to clarify the position...
28 Oct 2016 - England, Wales
The contact arrangements broke down in 2013. F made an application for a Child Arrangement Order, with the objective of restoring his contact to his son. This has been consistently opposed by M on three fronts: firstly, she contends F abuses alcohol...
21 Sep 2016 - England, Scotland
I have before me two cases which raise important cross-border issues as between England and Scotland in relation to the making of secure accommodation orders. Put very shortly there are three questions: (1) Can a judge in England make a secure...
04 Aug 2016 - England
a) The approach to be taken in determining a child's long-term welfare once the child has become fully settled in a prospective adoptive home and, late in the day, a viable family placement is identified; b) The application of the Supreme Court...
19 Feb 2015 - England
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division : 1. I have before me two applications by Darlington Borough Council, the first, issued on 16 September 2014, for a care order in relation to a little boy, A, who was born on 11 January 2014, the...