Case Law

Long term use of section 20 and the care order threshold: Re S (A Child) & W (A Child) [2023] EWCA Civ 1

The Royal Courts of Justice The Royal Courts of Justice. Photo: Gary Brigden


What is the case about? This Court of Appeal judgment covers two separate cases (Re S and Re W) which were heard together due to the similar legal issues arising. Both children were beyond parental control and voluntarily accommodated by their respective local authorities. The appeals concerned the interplay between care orders under section 31 of […]

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