S (A CHILD) V CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND OTHERS  EWCA Civ 25 This was an appeal brought by a local authority against the findings of fact made at a hearing in public law children proceedings brought under the Children Act 1989 which took place on 10 September 2013 in the Cambridge County Court. The proceedings concerned a 12 month old baby girl. The local authority was Cambridgeshire County Council and the other parties were S by her children's guardian and S's parents who were separately represented. S was admitted to hospital in April 2013 with a serious head injury. The court had to decide among other questions whether facts existed sufficient to satisfy section 31(2) of the 1989 Act (known as the threshold criteria) namely, whether S was suffering significant harm, whether that harm was attributable to the care given to her and whether that care was not what it would be reasonable to expect a parent to give to her. Full report here.
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