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Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|In the matter of M (Children) (No 2)|
Ms Tina Villarosa (instructed by S A Carr & Co Solicitors) for the parents
Ms Seona Myerscough (of Gardner Leader LLP) for the children's guardian
Hearing date: 5 October 2015
Crown Copyright ©
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division :
"It is my assessment that the intervention of the state has been a wakeup call for this couple … It is my assessment that their current beliefs do not pose a risk or will compromise the safety of their children … [They] are good parents and they are able to care for all their children. I see no reason whatsoever to remove the children from their care."
The local authority and the guardian accept that conclusion and the analysis that underpins it. So do I.
"There are no immediate concerns for the welfare of the children and the parents are working in partnership with Children's Social Care."
"UPON the court receiving the independent assessment of RT dated 16 August 2015 and the position statements of the applicant local authority and children's guardian, the contents of which recommend the discharge of the wardship orders currently in place on the basis that the identified risks are manageable under child in need plans and ongoing cooperation by the respondent parents with the applicant local authority
AND UPON the parents agreeing in full to the terms of this order
AND UPON the court indicating that a brief anonymised judgment will be handed down in writing on a date to be notified
BY CONSENT IT IS ORDERED THAT:-
1 The wardship orders first made in respect of the subject children on 4 May 2015 and renewed thereafter on 8 May 2015 are hereby discharged.
2 The order dated 8 May 2015, requiring the applicant local authority to retain the parents' and children's passports to the order of this court is hereby discharged, whereupon the local authority has agreed to return the said passports to the parents.
3 There be no order as to costs save for detailed public funding assessment of the respondents' costs."