Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 204 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1433 (Fam)
Court: Family Division
Judge:

Sir James Munby P

Representation John Vater QC for the applicant local authority.
  Tina Villarosa for the parents (on 8 May 2015).
  Ciaran Gould for the Thames Valley Police (on 8 May 2015)
Judgment Dates: 20 May 2015

Catchwords

Child - Care - Local authority - Wardship proceedings - Reasonable grounds for believing that entire family leaving UK to join Islamic State in Syria - Ex parte wardship proceedings brought in respect of four children, all British citizens - Matter returning court inter partes in order to get guidance on appropriateness of wardship order and to examine reporting restriction order (RRO) in place - Whether wardship order correctly made - Whether RRO to remain in place.

The Case

Child Care. Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria. They remained wards of court. The matter returned to court inter partes to get guidance on the wardship order previously made and to examine the reporting restriction order (RRO) in place. The Family Division held the wardship order had been correctly made and would continue however, the RRO had served its purpose and no longer had any function.

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