Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 216 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2969 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Peter Jackson J

Representation Malcolm Sharpe for the authority.
  Kate Burnell and John Chukwuemeka for the mother.
  Nicola Miles for the father.
  Paul Hart for the children's guardian.
Judgment Dates: 26 October 2012


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Care order - Child, J, suffering from uncontrolled asthma for many years despite receiving most extreme treatments available - J suffering reported nocturnal desaturations and 'apparent life-threatening events' (ALTEs) - Concerns being raised in respect of J's medication - J and younger sister being removed from parents - J being weaned off almost all medication - Asthma subsequently well-controlled by basic treatment - Applicant local authority seeking care order - Whether parents failing to administer medication properly or at all - Whether parents misrepresenting and exaggerating desaturations and ALTEs.

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division, in the course of care proceedings, held that the parents had been reckless and incompetent in their approach to giving their daughter, who suffered from asthma, her basic medication and had caused her significant physical and emotional harm.

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