Harrow London Borough v Rasul and others

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The parents of the child abducted her to Spain. Proceedings were commenced to secure the child's return to the jurisdiction, which involved contempt hearings, at which the maternal grandparents and the paternal grandmother were present. The child was returned to the United Kingdom where she was placed in foster care. The local authority sought findings of satisfaction of the threshold criteria of s 31(2) of the Children Act 1989, they also sough additional findings against the parents and the grandparents. The Family Division made certain findings of fact but declined to make a final care or placement order.

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