chapter  5
Introduction to the Children Act 1989
Pages 12

Although this case is pre-CA 1989 it remains the main guide to the meaning of the paramountcy principle.

HL

Key Quote

Per MacDermott J: ‘[It connotes] a process whereby, when all the relevant facts, relationships, claims and wishes of the parents, risks, choices and other circumstances are taken into account and weighed the case to be followed will be that which is most in the interests of the child’s welfare.’