S v Oxfordshire County Council: FD 1993

The failure by magistrates to give reasons for making an order is a serious deficiency and should occur only exceptionally: ‘It would be unjust to this child to allow a decision to stand which so affected his future without at least understanding the main bases upon which the decision was reached.’


Connell J


[1993] 1 FLR 452


England and Wales

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CitedIn re X, (Emergency Protection Orders) FD 16-Mar-2006
Within two hours of a case conference which mentioned possible removal of children, but agreed other steps, the local authority applied for an emergency protection order, and forcibly removed the child from the family.
Held: The decision . .
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Children, Magistrates

Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.241298