Re T (Children)(interim care order: removal of chlidren where no immediate emergency)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The judge had ordered the immediate removal of two children from their grandparents' care and made an interim care order so that the children could be observed in foster care and a care plan formulated. The grandparents' appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal, Civil Division. In the circumstances, while the grandparents had not been ruled out as long term carers for the children and the children's safety had not been in immediate danger, their immediate removal had been warranted by the potential risk to their ability to remain together as siblings in the long term based on the escalating bad behaviour of one child which the grandparents had found difficult to control. While the judge was criticised for not granting a longer stay to allow the grandparents time to appeal removal, that was not a sufficient ground on which to allow the appeal.

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