Hobson’s choice – voluntary or compulsory removal of a child?

Unsafe Spaces

CA (A Baby), Re [2012] EWHC 2190 (Fam) (30 July 2012)

By an extraordinary coincidence, it was only this week that I mentioned in a blog the case which came to national tabloid prominence four years ago as “the Nottingham baby case”. Extraordinary that I have cause to review it again, so soon, in considering a judgement given on Monday; and coincidence that @suesspiciousmin covered both cases and indeed his blog drew my attention to the case which prompts me to drag it up for the second time. His blog on yesterday’s judgement is here: http://suesspiciousminds.com/2012/07/31/i-need-two-volunteers-you-and-you-how-voluntary-is-voluntary-accommodation/

But, having dug out the Nottingham baby case so recently, I had to find myself reflecting that the issues in this week’s case have been aired before, and indeed to remarkably similar effect.

Hold on a minute, I hear you saying, I have no idea what you are talking about. What is the Nottingham…

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