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A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.
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According to the group set up to fight the deportation of the Ahmadis, the children have been made wards of court.
An Afghan couple appeared to have won a reprieve from deportation today after their children were made wards of court.
She has been fighting to get her children, who have all been made wards of court, back to Britain ever since.
Alan and Judith Kilshaw, from Buckley, north Wales, claim they paid an American baby broker pounds 8,200 to adopt the twins, but Flintshire Social Services, which seized the babies in January, wants them made wards of court.
After the hearing at Birmingham, where Flintshire County Council is fighting for the twins to be made wards of court, the interim care order remained in force.
But the sisters could be made wards of court if their parents try to take them out of Britain.
He said cases involved children being made wards of court or an interim care order being made in which the subject is temporarily taken into foster care.
Mr Justice Hayden, who made five girls wards of court, said four went to Bethnal Green Academy in East London, where Kadiza Sultana, 16, Shamima Begum, 15, and Amira Abase, 15, were pupils.