C v Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: FD 1993

The court allowed a limited period of ‘planned and purposeful delay’ before making a care order. Ward J: ‘We have heard much, as we have prepared for the implementation of the Children Act 1989, about partnership. One of those partnerships is the very important one between the court and the local authority, where the part played by the court is to consider all the facts that are presented to it by the local authority and to make a decision finally disposing of the case only when all of those facts are as clearly known to the court as can be hoped. ‘


Ward J


[1993] 1 FLR 290


Children Act 1989


England and Wales

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 . .
CitedCheshire County Council and others v DS (Father) and others CA 15-Mar-2007
The court granted an appeal in care proceedings, but examined the relationship between the court and local authorities. There had been a late change in the proposed care plan and an application by grandparents to be made party. Some in the . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.235325