Manchester City Council v NG and others

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Court refused applications for care orders in respect of two children, made by the local authority, in circumstances where the judge found that there was insufficient evidence to establish that the 'threshold criteria' required by s 31(2) of the Children Act 1989 had been established. One of the two children had returned to the mother of his own volition. Accordingly, the judge held that the return of the other child from foster care, in order to live with their mother, would have to be arranged.

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