Re JW (Child at Home under Care Order) [2023] EWCA Civ 944

Jessica Lee, instructed by the Local Authority, recently appeared in the landmark case of Re JW (Child at Home under Care Order) [2023] EWCA Civ 944.

For the first time in years the Court of Appeal considered the approach to be taken when care proceedings conclude with a plan for the subject child to be placed, or remain living, at home with their parent and in these instances whether a final care order, supervision order or no order should be made.

In the leading judgment, Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, noted that Care orders at home were a ‘hot potato’ and there were distinct geographical variations to the approach to be taken.

The full judgment is available via the link below.

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