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Re C (Looked After Child) (Covid-19 Vaccination) [2021] EWHC 2993 (Fam)

Date:27 JAN 2022
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(Family Division, Poole J, 09 November 2021)

Vaccination – Parental objection – Parental responsibility – Care order – Children Act 1989, s 33(3)

The Judge held that a local authority with a care order could, in certain circumstances, decide to arrange and consent to a child in its care being vaccinated for Covid-19 and/or the winter flu virus notwithstanding the objections of the child's parents.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 2993 (Fam) 
 
 
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE  
FAMILY DIVISION 
SITTING AT GRIMSBY 
 
 
Date: 9 November 2021 
 
Before : 
 

MR JUSTICE POOLE  

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Re: C (Looked After Child) (Covid-19 Vaccination)    
 
   
 
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Mr Goodwin (instructed by Alison Skipsey of the Local Authority’s Legal Services)  for the Applicant 
The First Respondent in person 
The Second Respondent in person 
Miss Blackmore (instructed by Zoe Atkinson of Lockings Solicitors) for the Third Respondent 
 

Hearing dates: 4 November 2021 

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JUDGMENT 
 
 
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 C (Looked After Child)(Covid-19 Vaccination) [2021] EWHC 2993 (Fam)

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