An NHS Trust v Child B and Others [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam)

(Family Division, Moylan J, 1 August 2014)

Medical treatment – Parents’ refusal to
consent – Objections based on beliefs as
Jehovah’s witnesses – Child required treatment for severe burns – Whether
treatment was in the child’s best interests

The court found that it was in the young child’s
best interests to receive treatment for severe burns including skin grafts and
blood transfusions, if necessary, despite the parents’ objections based upon
their beliefs as Jehovah’s witnesses.

The judgment is being distributed on the strict understanding that in any report no person other than the advocates or the solicitors instructing them may be identified by name or location. In …read more

Source: Family Law News


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