Judgment: Application by Mother to take the child on holiday to China, which was opposed by Father because of a fear the Mother would not return her to the UK. The judge ruled that the risk of that happening was negligible and permission was granted.
When talking about the new ‘parental involvement provisions’, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said: ‘We have made bold reforms so that the welfare of children is at the heart of the family justice system.’ Bless him.
The head of the Government’s sprawling historic child abuse inquiry is facing demands to step down after she admitted hosting dinner parties with the former minister under scrutiny over his role in an alleged Establishment cover-up.
The documentary about Baby P and the resulting media storm asks why other agencies such as the police, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Ofsted did not come under the same scrutiny that social workers did.
This appeal arises in connection with care proceedings that have been conducted before the Luton County Court in relation to no less than six children. Those six are the younger six of nine children born to the same mother.