Marie represented a Father in a care case involving his former partner. His child and their half-siblings had been removed from the Mother because of concerns of neglect. His child was placed with him by the Local Authority and an assessment of the placement took place over a number of months. The Mother, meanwhile seeks that this child and her other children should be returned to her care.
However, the assessment of Marie’s client was positive, and the Local Authority are recommending that the child should be permanently placed with the Father.
A final hearing to determine final orders is pending.