Das reBoot – Court of Appeal find reverse gear (once again)


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A major theme in family case law over the last 2-3 years has been misuse of section 20 – voluntary accommodation, with all sorts of guidance being provided, culminating in the President of the Family Division giving a decision in Re N 2015 which just invented huge new chunks of legal obligations on Local Authorities and threatening damages if they didn’t obey.

That in turn, quite coincidentally, led to the biggest increases in number of care proceedings issued that we have seen since the Baby P crisis hit. It is a complete coincidence, of course. I mean, over that same period of time, we haven’t actually seen the number of children in foster care go up at all, but we have seen the number of care proceedings go up by 35%, but the two things are utterly unrelated.

As I’ve said before, I do think that there was a genuine…

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One thought on “Das reBoot – Court of Appeal find reverse gear (once again)

  1. And the moral is “Never sign anything Under duress” unless you write “signed under duress” beneath your signature ! Always object loudly and unmistakeably to a section 20 and they will not be able to impose one !
    Alas the victims in the case quoted followed neither of these commonsense rules so the Court of Appeal was legally correct though obviously morally wrong.

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