The judge orders the Youth Protection Department to reinstate the child in his family environment
The parents gave us a mandate in a youth protection case. The DYP had filed an application in court for physical abuse and neglect of the child. The child was placed in foster care on an interim basis.
Our clients asked us to challenge this. They wanted the return of their child to the family home.
At the beginning of the trial, the parents had supervised access rights with their child. The trial was not completed and had to be postponed. Following pleas and applications to the court, the judge rendered an interim ruling that the minor could return to live with the parents at the family home and have unsupervised access rights with the parent until the next trial date.
Not all of Vallelonga’s clients have a favorable decision at the interim stage. See notice.