Thursday 17th June 2021
This is an appeal the decision of Peel J, sitting in the High Court – Family Division, dated 18 December 2020. The mother appeals against the refusal to revoke the Placement Order dated 14 June 2019 and the Adoption Order dated 6 April 2020.
The case concerns three boys. The mother opposes the finality of Care and Placement Orders dated 14 June 2019 and/or the Adoption Orders dated 6 April 2020 and is seeking the court to invoke its inherent jurisdiction to revoke the orders. The background to the case is that the children were removed from their parents care in following an incident in which A presented at hospital in considerable distress and upon examination it was discovered that he had suffered a fracture to his femur, together with a healing fracture of the right tibia. Further following a fact finding hearing it was found that A sustained a number of non-accidental injuries caused by either mother and/or father. The children were therefore removed from their parents.