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

SUMMARY OF LEGAL PRINCIPLES RE INTERIM HEARINGS & REMOVAL OF CHILDREN FROM PARENTS An examination of the case law continues to demonstrate that interim removal should very rarely be ordered and that very great care indeed should be taken to ensure that there is proper pre-proceedings disclosure and scrupulously fair procedures adopted at hearings. In…

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,…