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A local authority has won an appeal over a judge’s ruling that her findings of fact in a child care case did not satisfy the threshold for intervention and that the proceedings should be dismissed.

The appeal in B-T (A Child: Threshold Conditions) [2020] EWCA Civ 697 arose from care proceedings about a boy, T, who was born in July 2019.

Lord Justice Peter Jackson, who gave the judgment of the Court of Appeal, said that at the age of around two weeks T had been taken to hospital, where he was found to have bruising to his face and was admitted for tests.

Four days later, on 12 August, there was an incident when the father, who is autistic and has adult ADHD, was seen to be mishandling the baby in a hospital cubicle.

Read the full article here: Local Government Lawyer

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