Re C (A Child) [2014] EWHC 70 (Fam) 06.02.2014

The President, Aikens LJ and Macur LJ allowed a second appeal of a Mother in circumstances where the LA had previously successfully appealed the refusal of Placement and Care Orders. The CA criticised the LA’s approach to the first appeal, at which the parents were unrepresented and made Costs Orders against them. The final care order in respect of one child was substituted for an ICO and the matter was restored to the original DJ for the LA to provide an amended care plan, on the basis of the refusal of a placement order before a final care order should be made.