NHS Foundation Trust v T and another

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division, in the exercise of its inherent jurisdiction, ordered that, notwithstanding the absence of parental consent, it was lawful and in a child's best interests that he received blood or blood products should they be clinically indicated by the treating doctors. It was necessary for the court to make the decision instead of the parents, as such treatment caused them problems because they belonged to the Jehovah's Witness faith.

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