Cumbria County Council, Stockport Metropolitan Council and Blackpool Borough Council, petitioners

Family proceedings – Child protection – Secure accommodation orders – Cross-border recognition of orders – Use of nobile officium. Court of Session: In a case in which three English local authorities presented petitions to the nobile officium in respect of children resident in secure accommodation in Scotland, seeking orders declaring that measures ordered by the English High Court for the placing of each child in secure accommodation in Scotland should be recognized and enforceable in Scotland as if made by the Court of Session, the legislation governing cross-border recognition of orders relating to the custody and care of children making no provision for recognition in Scotland of English orders requiring that a child reside in secure accommodation, the court was satisfied that the petitioners had demonstrated a prima facie case for the making of the interim orders sought and that the balance of convenience clearly favoured the making of such orders.

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