Lawyers should warn their clients of the wide range of the court’s powers in care cases. Orders can be made under other sections even though the application is under only one section. The court is not limited to the application presented, but has power to make the orders it saw to align with its first duty to treat the child’s welfare as the paramount consideration.
Ind Summary 01-Mar-1993
England and Wales
Updated: 16 August 2022; Ref: scu.85886