Starred Care Plans – Their Conception And Demise


Proof indeed that going to law is tantamount to taking a wolf by the tail.

Parents Rights Blog

Starred Care Plans – Their Conception And Demise


This concern led to the invention by the Court of Appeal of “starred care plans” in the case of Re S & Ors: Re W & Ors sub nom Re W & B (Children): W (Child) (Care Plan) [2001] EWCA Civ 757 where the Court of Appeal considered strongly that there was a duty on both local authorities and Guardians to bring back to court any case where there were failing or shifting care plans.

The Court of Appeal conceived of a system being introduced where the court making a care order could set milestones or ‘stars’ for key dates by which certain, specified steps were to be accomplished, and insist that if they were not, the local authority must inform the Guardian, so that an application under the Human Rights Act 1998 could be made to court for its consideration.

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