Re Y (A Child) (s.38(6) Assessment)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The judge had incorrectly characterised a National Specialist Family Service as a residential assessment unit and had overstated the service's ability to carry out a parenting assessment. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division found that there was no power under s 38(6) of the Children Act 1989 to order an assessment of the child.

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