This is from a recent case where a High Court Judge has, again, made it clear that delay in issuing care proceedings for newborn babies will not be tolerated. 

The Judge sets out, at paragraph 33 of his judgement, what steps should be taken by a Local Authority when it seeks the removal of an unborn child immediately or shortly after his/her birth - and this should be done, by the latest, within 5 days of birth. 

The overall message is that the Local Authority need to be prepared and need to act swiftly.