The latest chapter in this sad story...Munby P's judgment in the long running case of re D and whether his parents are able to care for him now and throughout his childhood and whether the local authority could provide appropriate and sufficient support.
What makes this case so difficult and so poignant is the fact, truth be told, that the case is in court only because of the parents' learning disabilities and that when the case was first tried, in November 2012, that was not seen as an obstacle to the local authority's plan, approved by the court, for D to live with his parents. What has happened? What has changed? Why is the local authority now proposing something so very different?