In re K (Children) (Direction to Investigate: Jurisdiction) – WLR Daily

Posted December 5th, 2012 in care orders, family courts, jurisdiction, law reports, local government by sally

In re K (Children) (Direction to Investigate: Jurisdiction) [2012] EWCA Civ 1549; [2012] WLR (D) 364

“In family proceedings the court had jurisdiction to make more than one order under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 directing a local authority to investigate a child’s circumstances and consider issuing care proceedings. Where a judge was satisfied that the local authority either had not complied with the initial section 37 direction or had conducted an investigation which failed to a significant degree to engage with the court’s concerns, the court could extend or renew its section 37 direction.”

WLR Daily, 29th November 2012