Re S (Children) (Care proceedings: Proper evidence for placement order)

Child – Care. The judge made a placement order on the basis that, although the father had the capacity to carry out the basic physical parenting of the child, the unanimous professional opinion was that he did not have the capacity to meet the child's identified emotional and psychological needs. The father appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held that the judge had been wrong to make the order without further assessment of the situation of the father and child. Further, she had not adequately articulated the reasons to proceed to make a placement order.

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