IRO scrutiny in a case which saw a child unlawfully removed from their mother’s care

A local authority has been criticised after an “unbalanced” social work assessment led to the illegal removal of a child from their mother’s care and conflicting accounts amongst the professional network about of what happened in professional discussions.

This case raises a number of important points – not least in relation to IRO scrutiny and recording processes. Please read the judgement in full.

None of the fail-safe mechanisms that should have kicked in against wrongful removal did so. Local Authority management and IRO scrutiny did not lead to any effective challenge to what had occurred.

Read the full judgement including point of learning:  Bailii [2017] EWFC B47

Related piece by Luke Stevenson: Local authority criticised after ‘unbalanced’ social work assessment led to unlawful removal of child | Community Care

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  1. Reblogged this on | truthaholics and commented:

    Another case which raises serious public law questions over limits of exercising state power once mobilised, fairness and compliance with due process.
    Question for the corporate parent: Who should respect whom?

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