Care or Supervision Orders

Re D (Care or Supervision Order) [1993] 2 FLR 423 The father had a conviction for cruelty to a child and had served 18 months when a child in his care died. The LA was concerned for the safety of a different child of a relationship between the father and a different mother. An interim…

Interim Removal

  LEGAL PRINCIPLES RE INTERIM HEARINGS & REMOVAL OF CHILDREN FROM PARENTS (as at 17.03.23) INTERIM THRESHOLD   Threshold Criteria – Section 31(2) Children Act 1989  (a) the child concerned is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm; and  (b) that the harm or the likelihood of harm is attributable to –    Harm –…

Fact Finding

RELEVANT LAW The law relevant to fact finding hearings of this nature can be summarised as follows. I should have in the forefront of my mind the provisions of Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR. In particular it is important that I ensure that any person who might be affected adversely by my judgment,…