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[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Re Y (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1091

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/1091.html Summary: Family Law Week Dates: Hearing date: 27 October 2016. Publication date: 8 November 2016 Case summary The facts This case concerns the consideratio

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): S-F (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 964

Link to the judgment:  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/964.html Date:  Hearing 15 June 2017. Judgment 12 July 2017 Case summary: The Family Court granted a care order in relation to a 4 year old boy and refused the local authority’s application for a placemen

[OTHER] 2017

Case Law and Legal Summaries November 2017 This month we summarise cases relating to deprivation of liberty, capacity and applications to revoke placement orders. Case 1 is a judgment that received a lot of attention and further adds to the evolving case law around the approv

[OTHER] 2018

Case Law and Legal Summaries December 2018 Case 1summarises an application to adopt twins in two separate homes, severing their legal relationship. The judge highlighted a number of serious practice issues in this case including decision making, case recording and management and

[OTHER] Care proceedings: placing children with wider family members

There are a number of routes to permanence for looked after children, including special guardianship. Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) are intended for those children and young people who cannot live with their birth parents and who would benefit from a legally secure placement

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): A Local Authority v B, H and I (Sibling as carer or adoption) (rev 1) [2019] EWFC B1

Link to the judgment: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2019/B1.html Date: Hearing:10 to 12 December 2018. Judgment: 4 January 2019 Case Summary: The case summarises care proceedings in relation to the placement options for the two youngest girls of a group of nine sibli

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): The Royal Borough of Greenwich v A & Ors (Adoption: Special Guardianship) [2018] EWFC 87

Link to the judgment: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/87.html Date: Hearing:14 – 17 August 2018. Judgment: 17 August 2018 (published January 2019) Case Summary: The case highlights the importance of local authorities having effective systems in place to ensure

[OTHER] 2019

Case Law and Legal Summaries May 2019 Case 1 considers the ‘relevant date’ to determine the threshold criteria for local authorities to initiate procedures to protect a child. After a two-year-old child was found to have bruises, she and her sibling were sent to be in her fa

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): A Mother v Dorset County Council (Older Children: Long-term fostering or Adoption) [2019] EWFC B3

Link to the judgment: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2019/B3.html Date: Hearing – 2 January 2019. Judgment – 4 February 2019. Case summary: The question to be decided is whether or not the local authority should have a time limited opportunity to find an adoptiv

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