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A Local Authority v B's mother and others (Association of Lawyers for Children intervening) [2019] EWCA Civ 2025
Date:3 DEC 2019
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(Court of Appeal, Floyd, Baker and Green LJJ, 21 November 2019)

Public law children – Secure accommodation order – Deprivation of liberty.

The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal against the judge’s refusal of the local authority’s application for a secure accommodation order under section 25 of the Children Act 1989.

 


 

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWCA Civ 2025

Case No: B4/2019/1649

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT AT LEEDS
HH Judge Hayes QC

LS19C00069

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 21 November 2019

Before :

LORD JUSTICE FLOYD
LORD JUSTICE BAKER and

LORD JUSTICE GREEN

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IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE SENIOR COURTS ACT 1981

AND IN THE MATTER OF B (SECURE ACCOMMODATION ORDER)

Between :

A LOCAL AUTHORITY

Appellant

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B’S MOTHER (1)

B’S FATHER (2)

B’S STEP-FATHER (3)

B (by her children’s guardian) (4)
Respondent

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The Association of Lawyers for Children
Intervenors

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Frank Feehan QC and Brett Davies (instructed by John Crosse, Community Law Manager) for the Appellant
The First and Third Respondent appeared in person
Lisa Phillips (instructed by Switalskis) for the Fourth Respondent
Lorraine Cavanagh QC, Denise Gilling and Baljinder Bath (instructed by ITN Solicitors) for the intervenors
The Second Respondent was not present or represented.

Hearing date: 10 September 2019

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Approved Judgment

This judgment was delivered in public but it is ordered that in any published version of the judgment no person other than the advocates or the solicitors instructing them and other persons named in this version of the judgment shall be identified by name or location and that in particular the anonymity of the child and members of her family must be strictly preserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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