Reuniting a family after unexpected death in foster care

Children – Public Law

28 November 2023

Corey acted for the father of two young children taken into interim care on basis of alleged domestic violence and neglect. The youngest child died unexpectedly in foster care from an unexplained cause, and the case transferred to High Court.

Despite their grief, and with Corey’s support, both parents, who remained together, undertook various courses and gained insight into proper parenting. The eldest surviving child was reunited with the parents and remained living with them. This resulted in the Local Authority withdrawing its application for final care order at the final hearing.

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