E (A Child) [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (30 July 2013)

The Court allowed a LA to withdraw an application for a care order in respect of a child where it had become clear over the course of evidence that the Threshold Criteria would not be reached and that the allegations against the parents (including serious allegations of factitious illness) had not been properly analysed or balanced by the local authority before protective measures were taken.