Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2014] All ER (D) 128 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Rimer, McFarlane and Vos LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Frank Feehan QC and Francesca Conn for the father.
  Ruth Cabeza for the mother.
  Angela Burstow for the local authority.
  Kelly Webb for the children's guardian.
Judgment Dates: 21 January 2014


Family proceedings - Parent - Profound deafness - Approach - Guidance on approach to be taken by local authorities, legal professionals and court system where parent in family proceedings suffering hearing disability.

The Case

Family proceedings Parent. In allowing by consent an appeal against care and placement orders, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, gave guidance on the approach to be taken by professionals, local authorities and the courts in resolving proceedings which involved a profoundly deaf parent.

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