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(Court of Appeal, Thorpe, Black LJJ, 20 June 2012)
The father appealed a decision refusing a further parenting assessment. The local authority was in the process of assessing the maternal aunt as a potential carer and opposed a further assessment of the father due to the inevitable delay it would cause.
The situation before the Court of Appeal was distinctly different; the father had identified an independent social worker who could produce a report in 3-4 weeks, whichever way the assessment of the maternal aunt went there was a need for further assessment of the father as he would at the very least have contact with the child. Appeal allowed.
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