Re C (a child); (refusal to make interim care order)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Court declined to make an interim care order in respect of a child C who had been living with the maternal grandmother and in contact with her mother despite the fact that the mother had serious drug addiction issues. Although the criteria for making an interim care order under the s 38 of the Children Act 1989 was satisfied however in the exercise of the court's discretion C's welfare demanded that C nevertheless be left in the care of the maternal grandmother.

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