*Re R (a child) (care proceedings: welfare analysis of changed circumstances)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Care orders had been made in respect of four siblings, with placement orders being made in respect of the two youngest. The mother appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the mother's appeal on the grounds that the judge had not considered the changed circumstances since the event that had given rise to the local authority commencing proceedings and because the judge had not considered less draconian orders. The court also made practice points regarding notification of appeals to parties and preparation of bundles where the party appealing was a litigant in person.

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