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Fewer care cases to be reopened than originally thought

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:482
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Family court cases to be reopened in England and Wales because of concerns that children were taken into care on disputed medical evidence are expected to be in the “low hundreds” rather than thousands, the children's minister, Margaret Hodge, announced this week in parliament.

    The social services departments of local councils are being asked to look at all cases where a final care order was made …

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