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. Full report here.
A (A CHILD) V LEEDS CITY COUNCIL  EWCA Civ 1365 A came from a violent family. His father D, had been charged with the murder of his mother, for which he entered a plea of not guilty. D had also been charged and found guilty of another violent offence against D’s aunt, Ms. M who brought these proceedings in the family court. Ms. M took the child into her care and took out an application for parental responsibility, with initially the support of the local authority. Full report here.
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL V AG, IA AND JA  EWHC 3720 (Fam) This was an application by Birmingham City Council for a care order under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 in relation to five children. The proceedings arose out of the death of a sixth child of the family shortly after her seventh birthday. This child had starved to death. Each of her siblings were malnourished and they had also been beaten.AG was the mother of the children. IA was the father. By the time of the child’s death, AG and IA had long since separated. JA was living in the former matrimonial home with AG.Full report here.
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