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Re A (Wardship: 17-year old: S 20 Accommodation) [2018] EWHC 1121 (Fam)
Date:23 MAY 2018
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Law Reporter

(Family Division, Williams J, 7 March 2018)

Public law children – Wardship – s 20 accommodation – Application for care order – Potential criminal proceedings – Uncertainty over father’s parental responsibility

 The 17-year-old was made a ward of court.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWHC 1121 (Fam)
Case No. ZE17C00693
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION


Royal Courts of Justice
Date: Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Before:


MR JUSTICE WILLIAMS
(In Private)


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B E T W E E N :


A LOCAL AUTHORITY
Applicant


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(1) A’S FATHER, MR F 
(2) A
Respondents


(Wardship: 17 year old: s.20 accommodation)


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MR LAING (instructed by oneSource) appeared on behalf of the Applicant.
MR GORDON (instructed by Haslaw & Co. Ltd) appeared on behalf of the First Respondent.
MR ELLIOTT (instructed by Gary Jacobs & Co Solicitors Ltd) appeared on behalf of the Second Respondent.
MR J (Children’s Guardian) appeared in Person.


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J U D G M E N T 


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.


Judgment: Re A (Wardship 17 year old S 20 Accommodation) [2018] EWHC 1121 (Fam).rtf
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