Humberside County Council v B: 1993

The justices had found that a child was likely to suffer significant harm on the basis that there was evidence of such harm as the court should take into account in considering the child’s future.
Held: The finding was upheld. Booth J discussed the definition of ‘significant harm’: ‘Significant harm was defined by Miss Black, in accordance with dictionary definitions, first as being harm that the court should consider was either considerable or noteworthy or important. Then she expressed it as harm which the court should take into account in considering a child’s future. I think that is a very apt and helpful submission.’


Booth J


[1993] 1 FLR 257


Children Act 1989 31


England and Wales

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CitedRe MA and Others (Children) CA 31-Jul-2009
Children appealed against dismissal of their care proceedings on the basis that the threshold had not been reached. The parents resisted.
Held: It could not be said that the decision so plainly wrong that the judge’s conclusion on the facts . .
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Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.371670