Case Law Update 49 - Haringey v A and B – systemic child protection failures in relation to a disabled child

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

In this update the Family Court found that a local authority had made fundamental errors and fallen considerably short of their obligations to safeguard and protect the children in this case, one of whom was severely disabled.