WSCC v M and Others: FD 30 Jul 2010

Application by a local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings pursuant to FPR 1991 4.5; it is supported by the parents and by W (a party in his own right). The guardian advocates that no order should be made in this case but is less confident in (but does not seek to oppose) withdrawal as the proper route to that end. The alternative approach is the conduct of the listed fact finding hearing leading to no order under Section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (the Act).
Hedley J
[2010] EWHC 1914 (Fam), [2011] 1 FLR 188, [2010] Fam Law 1267
Family Proceedings Rules 1991 4.5, Children Act 1989 1(5)
England and Wales

Updated: 28 February 2021; Ref: scu.424944