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The issue with which the appeal was concerned was the decision to join a child’s foster parents, who had a wish to adopt the child, to the care proceedings.
Hertfordshire Local Authority (the LA) applied for a reporting restriction order (RRO) in proceedings concerning three children whose mother was murdered by their father.
A father’s unsuccessful attempt to appeal against an adoption order in favour of the child’s step-father.
Rebecca Davies considers this case concerning an application by a father for return of two children to Spain under the 1980 Hague Convention.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s second appeal relating to a fact-finding hearing.
Application by the mother to terminate the father’s parental responsibility pursuant to s 4 (2A) of the Children Act 1989 granted. Permission also given to change the child’s surname
A local authority’s application not to assess a grandmother as a carer was granted and the grandmother’s application for a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order was dismissed.
Application by a Local Authority under Part 18 FPR 2010 to determine whether the “original family” of the mother of F, who was adopted, should be assessed as kinship carers for F.
The case reaffirms the right of a local authority in most circumstances to carry out an investigation before deciding whether to start a prosecution under s222 of the Local Government Act 1972. For claimants, the case stresses the need to show they have some identifiable interest in the remedy sought to have standing to bring judicial review proceedings.