P-S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 223 (21 March 2013)

The CA dismissed the appeal of a 15 year old boy who had sought to give oral evidence as to the strength of his desire to return to his mother’s care at the final hearing of care proceedings concerning himself and his younger sibling. The Judge had seen the child earlier in the proceedings and had given an impeccable judgment setting out why the risks of harm to him from giving oral evidence outweighed any benefits of this given hat his strong feelings were well known and he was separately represented.