(1) GD (2) BD (Children, By Their Children’s Guardian) (3) MD v (1) FD (2) Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (Respondents) & (1) West Yorkshire Police (2) Ian Shiels (Interveners) (2016)

[2016] EWHC 3312 (Fam)



Private: Oliver Jones


Family Division

Practice Areas

Public Children Law

Reasonable and proportionate damages were awarded for the significant damage caused by a local authority and a police authority that had breached the ECHR art.6 and art.8 rights of a mother and her two children in the context of public law proceedings under the Children Act 1989 Pt IV. The children were separated from their mother against whom allegations of the most serious form of abuse were levelled, when all the while evidence was available to exonerate her.

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