Re Z (Children)

Child – Care. Following the murder of the children's mother by the father, X, the police had blood samples belonging to the father from the crime scene. X although in prison, was seeking a role in the children's lives. The Children's Guardian (the guardian) and the local authority wished to conduct a paternity test. The father however was against that idea. The guardian and the authority sought an order that the blood samples be used for the purposes of reaching a conclusion as to whether any of the DNA profiles belonged to the father. The Family Division held that the order would be made subject to limitations and safeguards.

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