07 MAR 2017

R (A Child: Care Order) [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam)

R (A Child: Care Order) [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam)

(Family Division, Hayden J, 24 February 2017)

Public law children – Care and placement order – FDAC – Mother engaged with court process but drug testing showed she was still using – Appeal – Fresh expert evidence

The mother’s appeal from care and placement orders was refused.


Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam)

Case No: ZC16Z00022

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 24/02/2017

Before :

MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

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Between :

London Borough of Islington
Applicant

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M
1st Respondent

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R
(represented by his Guardian)
2nd Respondent

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Mr Mark Love for the Applicant Local Authority
Ms Sarah Morgan QC & Ms Daisy Hughes (instructed by Bindmans Solicitors) for the 1st Respondent
Ms Denise Gilling (instructed by Duncan Lewis Solicitors) for the 2nd Respondent


Hearing dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 30th January 2017

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Judgment Approved

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


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