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What is Ward of Court

The title given to a minor who is the subject of a wardship order. The order ensures that custody of the minor is held by the Court with day to day care of the minor being carried out by an individual(s) or local authority. As long as the minor remains a ward of Court, all decisions regarding the minors upbringing must be approved by the Court, e.g. transfer to a different school, medical treatment etc.

Crown Copyright. Material taken from Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) website . Reproduced under the terms and conditions of the Click-Use Licence.

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