Anita Rao represents local authority in ruling for four children to be immunised following their Mother’s refusal to consent

March 17, 2016

The Guardian has reported on the recent decision of HHJ Atkinson, in which the Judge endorsed the Authority’s proposed care plan for the children and adopted its submissions on the need for an order for the children’s immunisations. The Mother had opposed the children’s being immunised for various reasons, the “most recent objection” being that the immunisations contained pork gelatine. Having been shown that the vaccinations proposed for the children did not contain pork gelatine, the Mother consented to them. In the Judge’s view, however, as the Mother had agreed “to a whole host of things in these proceedings only to change her position later”, an order of the Court was required in this case. Anita Rao represented the Local Authority.


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