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LINCOLNSHIRE CC WINS APPEAL FOR FOSTER FAMILY

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The Guardian (Oct 3, p7) reported that Lincolnshire CC has won an ...
The Guardian (Oct 3, p7) reported that Lincolnshire CC has won an

appeal against a judge who ordered that new rules meant three children had to be removed from their foster parents.

The regulations, introduced last October, automatically debarred the couple from acting as foster parents because the man had been cautioned for assaulting a child.

But at the court of appeal, Lady Justice Butler-Sloss ruled that in this case the welfare of the children, who were extremely distressed at the prospect of leaving their foster home, was paramount.

The children's natural mother, who opposed the council's appeal, will start legal action this week to have the children returned to her.
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