V (Children ) [2013] EWCA Civ 913 (23 July 2013)

The CA allowed the appeal of a Local Authority against the refusal to endorse care plans with the plan for adoption but requiring these to be amended to long-term fostering. The court held that the Judge had not sufficiently recognised the detrimental effects of the Mother’s contact with the children when making orders providing for long-term fostering with continued contact. Further the important aspects of security and becoming a full part of an adoptive family were not sufficiently considered.