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Local authorities and learning disabled parenting (A Local Authority v CG and others)

Date:18 JAN 2018
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Local Government analysis: A case concerning the parental suitability of two parents with mental health and learning difficulties offers a number of lessons that can help local authorities to better manage such challenging circumstances. Emma Harman, counsel for the mother, and Omar Malik, for the father, both of 3 Paper Buildings, outline the most salient issues for practitioners and local authorities to be aware of.

Original news

In A Local Authority v CG and others [2017] Lexis Citation 446, [2018] All ER (D) 29 (Jan) the Family Court ruled that the needs of two young children could only be met by placement for adoption, as the parents were not able to meet their needs and it followed that their welfare required that the parents’ consent to the placement be dispensed with. The Family Court further made a 12-month supervision order as sought and unopposed in respect of the children’s half-sister aged 12.

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