Local Authority v W and others: FD 11 Jul 2003

Application made in care proceedings instituted by a local authority in relation to a number of children, the eldest of whom is 16 – the local authority seeks directions from the court about the extent to which it may disclose to the other parties to the proceedings (and in particular to the mother) a sensitive piece of confidential information which it has received from the police, and which the police do not want disclosed any further. The information in question has been shared with the children’s guardian, but with nobody else. In particular, the mother has not been served with the application, and does not know of its existence.


Mr Justice Wall


[2003] EWHC 1624 (Fam), [2004] 1 All ER 787, [2004] 1 WLR 1494




England and Wales

Children, Local Government

Updated: 25 October 2022; Ref: scu.235738