Re T-S (children) (care orders: welfare determination)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. In care proceedings concerning three siblings, in which there was a dispute on the expert and professional evidence concerning the care plan for the middle child (J), the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that it had been premature for the judge to have held that there was an impasse between the court and the local authority, before he had undertaken a further evaluation process in the light of the agency decision-maker's statement, concerning J. The court, in allowing the authority's appeal in part, held that the judge had erred in cutting short the hearing and in granting the authority permission to appeal against an earlier determination, on the basis that an impasse had been reached. The case was remitted to a different judge for a determination of what, if any orders should be made.

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