Hertfordshire County Council v T and others

Children and young persons – Care proceedings. The applicant local authority was successful in its application for full care orders in respect of both of the respondent mother's children who had suffered physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse at the hands of both parents. The Family Division held that the threshold criteria pursuant to s 31(2) of the Children Act 1989 had been satisfied and accordingly, the only safe, necessary and proportionate outcome in the welfare best interests of the children was for them to be made subject of care orders and remain in the long term care of foster carers.

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