Archive for the 'care orders' Category



Damages for parents in care case – BBC News

“A British couple whose two-month-old daughter was taken into care after a ‘misguided’ suspicion of abuse have been awarded £8,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court costs ‘risk’ for children – BBC Law in Action

“A rise in court costs could be deterring local authorities from applying for protection for vulnerable children, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC Law in Action, 1st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

In re B (Children) (Care orders: Standard of proof) – Times Law Reports

In re B (Children) (Care orders: Standard of proof)

House of Lords

“The standard of proof necessary to establish the threshold for making a care order was the simple balance of probabilities. Neither the seriousness of any allegations nor the seriousness of the consequences should make any difference to the standard of proof to be applied in determining the facts.”

The Times, 12th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

In re B (Minors) (Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) – WLR Daily

In re B (Minors) (Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) [2008] UKHL 35; [2008] WLR (D) 186

“The standard of proof to be applied when establishing the threshold for making a care order under s 31(2) or the welfare considerations under s 1 of the Children Act 1989 was the simple balance of probabilities and neither the seriousness of the allegations nor the seriousness of the consequences should make any difference to the standard of proof in determining the facts.”

WLR Daily, 11th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

RP v Nottingham City Council – Times Law Reports

RP v Nottingham City Council

Court of Appeal

“There was no breach of a mother’s right to a fair hearing under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights when she was represented by the Official Solicitor who conceded that overwhelming evidence justified making a care order.”

The Times, 10th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Fears for children at risk as care order applications fall by a third – The Times

“Children at risk of abuse or neglect face even greater danger because of a new system designed to cut costs and speed up care proceedings, the Government has been warned.”

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The Times, 6th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Government putting a price on the future of children – The Times

” While the Government digests the disastrous effects of the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Act 2004, introduced in July last year, on the protection of the victims of domestic violence, it might also give consideration to another legislative time-bomb affecting family proceedings.”

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The Times, 28th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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