R (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 (20 October 2016)

The CA dismissed a Father’s second appeal against the refusal of a District Judge to order a summary return of a child to Kent. On separation the Mother had taken the child with her to relatives in the North of England and applied for a PSO to prevent the Father removing the child from her care. At the initial hearing the DJ had considered the welfare principle and refused the Father’s application for an order requiring the Mother to return the child to Kent. The Father had sought to rely on the principles applied in international abduction cases but was not successful in this.