Child – Care. The Family Court held that the only way in which the future of a 12-year-old boy could be safeguarded was by making him a ward of court. He could not be made a ward whilst he was subject to an interim care order and so that order would be discharged. For the same reasons, it was contrary to his welfare to allow care proceedings to continue and, accordingly, the local authority was given permission to withdraw its application for a care order.