October 8, 2020

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a decision to remove three children from the care of their grandparents was mistaken and could cause them emotional harm.

The children, aged six, four and three, had lived with their grandparents and maternal aunt since January 2019 af...

September 22, 2020

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to prevent two grandparents adopting their 3-year-old grandson.

The court heard that the child's mother suffered from mental health problems. She had a long history of drug abuse and had criminal convictions for viole...

August 4, 2020

The Court of Appeal has upheld a child’s allegations that she had been sexually abused by her father.

The case involved an 11-year-old girl who was referred to only as B during legal proceedings.

The court heard that she had lived with her parents and younger sister, wit...

July 15, 2020

A mother has won her legal battle to be allowed to live in a residential unit with her 5-month-old baby despite concerns raised by her local authority.

The mother was in her late 20s and had a history of drug addiction, which had led to the amputation of one leg and the...

May 29, 2020

A local authority has lost its appeal against a supervision order allowing a mother to continue looking after her two children.

The case involved a seven-year-old and three-year-old who were made subject to child protection plans. The seven-year-old had autistic spectru...

April 9, 2020

A judge made a mistake when he refused a placement order for the seven-month-old daughter of a “chaotic parents”.

That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a couple whose lives were characterised by drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and me...

February 18, 2020

A local authority in England has been prevented from placing a boy in a children’s home in Scotland because the home could not be classed as a "suitable person".

The case involved a teenager who was made subject to a care order and placed in a residential home in Englan...

November 25, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that a local authority was not to blame for the abuse and harassment suffered by two children, even though they housed them next-door to a family known for anti-social behaviour.

The children and their mother were housed by Poole Borough Coun...

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