In The Family Court sitting in Bristol No. BS17 C00199
South Gloucestershire Council Applicant
A and B
And X through his guardian Respondents
Judgement from the hearing listed on the 4, 5, 6 December 2017
Handed down 24 January 2018
This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this
version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what
is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the
anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly
preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure
that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt
I say had hoped because as will be seen from the addendum to this judgment it has turned out to be far from that.
i. that she had not had documents thatshefelt she needed before she undertook her assessments and that therefore the conclusions may be less reliable than she would have wanted them to be
ii. she had not updated herself on the updating documents before she gave evidence
iii. she was feeling below par when giving her evidence and was struggling to “maintain her focus and capacity to think”.