Troubled autistic boy can be left in care home court rules

December 22, 2017 0 comments

deprivation of liberty

Restrictions placed on an 11 year-old living in a residential care home are lawful, a family court has declared. The boy was placed in a special residential home earlier this year after social workers became concerned that his mother was neglecting him and could not cope with his disabilities. ‘B’ has a form of autism,…

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Brothers isolated by mother to remain in foster care

October 10, 2017 0 comments

family life

Three teenage brothers living with their mentally ill mother developed a “narcissistic cult” amongst themselves and had suffered emotional harm, a High Court Judge has declared. In The London Borough of Wandsworth v M and Others, the boys, aged 13, 15, and 17, had come to believe they were so much cleverer than most other…

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Millions in seized criminal funds to fund youth groups

November 22, 2016 0 comments

family law

As much as £17 million seized from criminals will instead be used to fund youth projects across Scotland. Seventeen individual organisations have been selected to receive the funds, which will be distributed by Hollyrood under an initiative called Cashback for Communities. Each of the organisations provides a range of free services and activities for vulnerable…

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Autistic boy to remain in care

May 16, 2016 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A ten year-old boy with severe autism should remain in secure accommodation, a family court judge has ruled. The case concerned as 10 year-old boy referred to in the judgement as ‘Daniel X’. He lives in Essex and has been diagnosed with severe autism, as well as a serious learning disability. Until 2014 he lived…

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A Court of Protection case for our times

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April 19, 2016 0 comments

family life

Occasionally the opening paragraphs of a law report will pique the interest, and encourage you to read on. So it was with the Court of Protection judgment in Re Z and Others. Mr Justice Cobb’s judgment in the case begins as follows: “It is well known that young people take risks. Risk-taking is often unwise….

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