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G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 965 (30 July 2013)

Date: 30/07/2013
Duncan Lewis, Reported Case Solicitors, G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 965

*sm*Family & Child Care Law – Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – Final Care Order – Welfare Balancing Exercise*em*

Second appeal against decision to make final care order placing a child into long term foster care. Detailed examination of the welfare balancing exercise needed before making a final care order and the scrutiny expected from a circuit judge in care proceedings appeals.

The appeal was adjourned until the judgment in Re B (a child) [2013] UKSC 33 was available. The judgment focuses on two aspects of the judicial process in family proceedings: (i) The need for a proper welfare balancing exercise before making a final care order and (ii) the degree of scrutiny to be expected from a circuit judge considering an appeal in care proceedings


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