B County Council v L and Others: FD 2002

Whilst under assessment before consideration of a final order, the mother said she had hurt her older child. The hospital was unable to provide 24 hour supervision, and the assessment was terminated. The parents sought an order for an assessment at an alternative hospital.
Held: If the assessment was necessary, it was not correct to stop the assessment for financial reasons. The assessment must be concluded.


Charles J


[2002] EWHC 2327 Fam


Children Act 1989 38(6)

Cited by:

CitedKent County Council v G and others HL 24-Nov-2005
A residential assessment order had been made under the 1989 Act in care proceedings. When the centre recommended a second extension of the assessment, the council refused, saying that the true purpose was not the assessment of the child but the . .
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Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.228168