The effect of section 12(5)(b) of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 was to continue the appointment of a child’s guardian ad litem after the making of a supervision order until the order expired or the guardian’s appointment was terminated by the court. His functions should be carefully defined to provide a specific and identified role and there should be no duplication or confusion between the role of the local authority and that of the guardian.
Mr Justice Wall
Times 15-Nov-2001, FPC 178/00162/163 and FPC 96 OO/8899
England and Wales
Updated: 15 July 2022; Ref: scu.166189