Wandsworth London Borough v W

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The mother was addicted to drugs and had the child, J, whilst in prison. The local authority brought care proceedings in respect of J and sought a special guardianship order in favour of the paternal grandmother. The mother opposed the making of the order on the basis that she was well and committed to staying clean. The Family Court, in allowing the application, held that J's overwhelming interests required the court to make a special guardianship order in favour of the paternal grandmother.

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