Birmingham City Council v SQ and others

Child – Care. The medical needs of the child, JN, who was profoundly deaf and needed hearing implants, pointed to the making of a care order under s 31 of the Children Act 1989 and a placement for adoption order under s 22 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, as sought by the local authority. Further, the relevant parenting assessment had established that the mother could not meet JN's needs without very extensive support and it was not in JN's interests to be cared for by in Pakistan by her paternal grandmother. Accordingly, the Family Division granted the orders sought.

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