[2018] EWCA Civ 2240



Mark Jarman KC
Jonathan Rustin


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

Public Children Law

A judge’s reasoning for making a special guardianship order in favour of a one-year-old child’s foster carer, rather than in favour of his family in Ghana, did not have the necessary depth and detail to underpin a decision of that importance. She had failed to balance competing factors, adequately weigh the risks inherent in each placement and conduct a systematic analysis of the welfare checklist.

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