In re S (Children) (Care Proceedings: Fact-finding Hearings) – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, care orders, case management, children, law reports by sally

In re S (Children) (Care Proceedings: Fact-finding Hearings) [2014] EWCA Civ 638; [2014] WLR (D) 217

‘Reiterating the inappropriateness of separate fact-finding hearings in most care proceedings, it was essential that if there was to be a separate fact-finding hearing, the ambit of the hearing should be clearly defined and understood by all and, if the ambit altered as the case proceeded, that the adjustment was promptly reflected in the schedule of findings sought and that there was an authentic, definitive record of precisely what findings the judge had made.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014