X County Council v M and others

Child – Care. M, who was 24 years old, was in the late stages of her first pregnancy. She suffered from persecuting delusions including a belief that mental health services were 'murderers' and would murder her and her unborn child. The local authority, applied to the court for permission not to disclose to M the care plan for the removal of her baby at birth. They also applied for a reporting restrictions order. The Family Division held that despite the fact that both orders sought were draconian, the orders would be granted in the circumstances of the case.

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