*Re P (a child) (care proceedings: placement with non-UK resident family)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The proceedings concerned the care of a young child, A, whose parents were Polish. The court made an order that ruled out any alternative family placement, including the notion of a placement in Poland with A's grandparents. The parents appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that, even if the judge's words had not inappropriately ruled out the grandparents, there had at least been a misunderstanding leading to the severe limiting of placement options. Further, the authority had fallen short of what was expected of it, and the process that it had implemented had been unsatisfactory. The care order and placement for adoption order would be set aside and replaced for the time being by an interim care order.

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