Local Authority Powers to Arrange Routine Vaccination of Child in Care Without Parental Consent

The Independent reports on a recent decision by senior judges in the Court of Appeal that children in care can be immunised against their parents’ wishes without court intervention. The decision concluded that scientific evidence “clearly establishes” vaccination is in a child’s best interests. The ruling relates to the case of Re H (Parental Responsibility: Child Vaccination) [2020] EWCA Civ 664.

Further details are in the Independent article. The final judgment of the case and a press summary are available on the Judiciary website.

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