Oct 07, 2021
Unnecessary disruption and emotional upset caused by “egregious” failings in child care case by Council.
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council committed “egregious” failings in a child care case so bad that “a public judgment is appropriate to attempt to ensure that repetition of those failings is avoided”, HHJ Sharpe has said.
Oct 05, 2021
A QC who specialises in child protection cases has joined 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton.
Oct 01, 2021
The percentage of care or supervision cases to be disposed of within 26 weeks has reached its lowest level since 2012, government data has revealed.
Sep 29, 2021
High Court authorises deprivation of liberty for 16 year old and expresses concern at Ofsted threatening prosecution of children's home where she lives
A judge has expressed concern about Ofsted’s intention to prosecute a non-registered children’s home in which a child deprived of liberty appears to be making progress.
Sep 29, 2021
Cafcass last month extended the use of its prioritisation protocol for managing high workloads to the Greater Manchester area, it has emerged.
Sep 29, 2021
High Court judge approves bespoke placement in case where he had declined to authorise continued deprivation of liberty of 12 year old in psychiatric admissions unit
A High Court judge who last week refused to exercise the inherent jurisdiction to authorise the continued deprivation of the liberty of a 12-year-old child (LT) in an acute psychiatric admission unit for adolescents, has since authorised her deprivation of liberty in an empty children’s home found by the local authority, it has emerged.
Sep 28, 2021
Judge refuses to authorise deprivation of liberty of vulnerable 12-year-old girl in acute psychiatric admissions unit, despite lack of alternative accommodation
A High Court judge has declined to find that it was in the best interests of a 12-year-old girl (LT), who does not have a psychiatric condition requiring hospitalisation, to be deprived of her liberty on an acute psychiatric admission unit.
Sep 27, 2021
Independent fostering agency loses appeal over lawfulness of only accepting heterosexual evangelical Christians as potential carers
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by an independent fostering agency over whether it is lawful for it only to accept heterosexual evangelical Christians as potential carers.
Sep 24, 2021
Council to pay looked after child £10k for loss of suitable education, following Ombudsman investigation
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has agreed to pay more than £10,000 to a looked after child after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found the quality of care he received impacted his education and relationship with his family.
Sep 23, 2021
Court of Appeal counsels against orders in childcare cases extending time for making application for appeal until receipt of transcript
The Court of Appeal has warned against orders in childcare proceedings extending the time for making an application for permission to appeal by reference to the receipt of a transcript rather than by reference to a specific date.