Court judgements

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14 Dec 2018 - England
The Hon. Mr Justice Keehan :Introduction I am concerned with two young women A and B. A and B were made the subject of care orders and placement orders on 2nd May 2008 in favour of Herefordshire Council. Neither were ever placed for adoption. A...
14 Dec 2018 - England
The Hon. Mr Justice Keehan : Introduction I am concerned with two children, BT and GT who are twins who were born in 2010. It is almost impossible to imagine the circumstances in which it would be considered appropriate to separate twins and place...
29 Nov 2018 - England
BT & GT (Children : twins - adoption) [2018] EWFC 76 (29 November 2018)
06 Nov 2018 - England
This hearing concerns four children A, B, C and D. Their parents are M and F. The parents have been couple for some 14 years and have been married for about seven years.
16 Oct 2018 - England
This case represents yet another sorry example of the state failing a child in need, and highlights the impact of there being far too few secure accommodation unit places for children like O. 2. In summary, I have been driven not to grant a...
10 Oct 2018 - England
The Hon. Mr Justice Keehan : Introduction On two occasions in February 2018 a young boy, EF, who was born on [a date in] 2014 (4), was admitted to hospital with various marks and bruises. The treating clinicians considered all, or the...
20 Aug 2018 - England
Judge Rowley has ruled in the Upper Tribunal that the exclusion from school of a 13-year-old boy due to behaviour linked to his autism was unlawful. The judge ruled that "aggressive behaviour is not a choice for children with autism" and...
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...
25 Jul 2018 - England
Community Care reports that a Supreme Court judgement has warned that keeping children in section 20 arrangements for long periods without initiating care proceedings could breach the law, even if section 20 itself does not place time limits on...
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...