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Re X and Y (Children) [2018] EWHC 451 (Fam)
Date:14 MAR 2018
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Law Reporter

(Family Division, Knowles J, 8 March 2018)

Public law children – Disclosure – Father serving prison sentence for sexual abuse and cruelty of his two daughters – Whether information could be withheld from him – Whether he could be discharged as a party to the proceedings

Orders were granted permitting the local authority to withhold information from the father regarding his two daughters and from serving him notice of any future legal proceedings and also discharging him as a party to the proceedings.



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Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWHC 451 (Fam)
Case No: SD 17 C 01045
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 8th
8th March 2018

Before :

MRS JUSTICE KNOWLES

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Between :

A LOCAL AUTHORITY
Applicant

- and -

F

and

M

And

X and Y
(by their children’s guardian)
Respondents

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Mr George Butler for the Applicant Local Authority
Miss Gemma Taylor for the children, X and Y
F appeared in person
M did not appear and was not represented


Hearing date: 22 January 2018

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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.


Judgment: Re X and Y (Children) [2018] EWHC 451 (Fam).rtf

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