Case Law

Threshold criteria for care orders: Re A (a child) [2015]

Royal Courts of Justice Photo credit: Gary Brigden


By Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. The social work assessment in this case was criticised for inappropriately focusing on hearsay allegations and “immoral behaviour”; the judge was clear that the threshold criteria for significant harm were not met and warned local authorities against “social engineering”. This case received a large volume of media […]

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