*London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M and others

Ward of court – Practice. The Family Division considered two cases, both of which were brought ex parte by local authorities who were concerned that a number of young people, all minors in their areas, were at risk of leaving the United Kingdom to travel to ISIS countries, particularly Syria. In both sets of proceedings the young people were made wards of court and orders were made relating to the retrieval of the passport of each of the young people concerned. The court considered the core principles which were applicable to such applications.

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