PLO: Practice Directions April 2010 – 4.1 Expectations


The Expectations

4.1 The expectations are that proceedings should be—

(1) conducted using the Case Management Tools and Case Management Documentation referred to in this Practice Direction in accordance with the Public Law Outline;

(2) finally determined within the timetable fixed by the court in accordance with the Timetable for the Child – the timescales in the Public Law Outline being adhered to and being taken as the maximum permissible time for the taking of the step referred to in the Outline unless the Timetable for the Child demands otherwise.

4.2 However, there may be cases where the court considers that the child’s welfare requires a different approach from the one contained in the Public Law Outline. In those cases, the court will—

(1) determine the appropriate case management directions and timetable; and

(2) record on the face of the order the reasons for departing from the approach in the Public Law Outline.

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