Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 12 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 503 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Sir James Munby P

Representation Jane Crowley QC and Rhian Livesley for the authority.
  Jane Cross QC and Alison Woodward for MY1.
  Karl Rowley QC and Elliw Roberts for MY2.
  FY2 appeared in person.
  Julia Cheetham QC and Elizabeth Morton for the children's guardian of Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4.
Judgment Dates: 5 April 2016


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Emergency protection orders - Three adult parents travelling from United Kingdom to Turkey with respective children and being detained by Turkish authorities close to border with Syria controlled by ISIS - Children being made wards of court on application by local authority - Fact-finding hearing - Whether intention of children's respective parents being to go to war zone in Syria controlled by Islamic State with children and for them to remain there permanently - Whether local authority establishing case.

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division ruled, on a fact finding hearing, that there was insufficient evidence to prove a local authority's case that it had been the intention of the respective parents of four children, who had been taken from the United Kingdom to Turkey and who were subsequently made wards of court, to take them to a war zone in Syria controlled by ISIS and to remain there on a permanent basis.

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