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(Court of Appeal; Thorpe and McFarlane LJJ; 7 October 2011)
The mother was killed in a violent quarrel by the child's father. The police placed the child with the maternal aunt. The Local Authority initially supported the aunt's application for a parental responsibility order. The aunt was in a relationship with a man who is currently serving a prison term. After the aunt accepted she had been a cannabis user and had failed to provide a hair strand to the Local Authority, it decided the child should be placed with foster parents.
Covers the law, practice and procedure in respect of FGM and also includes wider contextual...