Re C (a child) (placement order: evidential basis for making order)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. On the local authority's application, a care order was made in respect of a five year old boy. The application for a placement order was refused. On appeal, the Family Division made a placement order, finding that the district judge had made a number of errors. The mother appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the judge had erred in making the placement order as he had not had all of the material before him that the district judge had had and the transcript of the oral evidence before the district judge had borne out his findings.

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