CR v Local Authority and the Guardian [2009] EWCA Civ 1008 (07 October 2009)

Bailii Report

Care proceedings - application by mother for permission to appeal against order refusing permission to instruct an expert to carry out a risk assessment relating to her capacity safely to parent the child - permission granted and appeal allowed. The Court of Appeal also commented upon the need for close liaison between those responsible for care and criminal proceedings arising out of the same set of serious injuries suffered by young children, and upon the judge having apparently prejudged the outcome of the care proceedings.