- Giving clear decisions in care proceedings
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- What was this case about?
- What did the Court of Appeal have to decide?
- What does this case tell us about the importance of the judge giving clear decisions in care proceedings?
- What impact is the inevitable delay as the case is remitted likely to have on the outcome of the assessments required by the court?
- What can/should local authority childcare lawyers take from this decision?
- Do you have any ‘best practice tips’ or advice for lawyers handling cases where there is a breakdown of an adoptive placement?
Family analysis: Elizabeth Isaacs QC, a barrister at St Ives Chambers in Birmingham, says in Re M (Children) the Court of Appeal confirmed that every parent whose child or children are permanently removed from their care at the conclusion of care proceedings is entitled to understand the judge’s reasons for the decision.
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