McCanns: have you ever come across a situation where BOTH parents ask for a child to be made ward of court ?

As we know, child protection can be enforced where a child is made 'ward of court' in UK law. Usually 'ward of court' by Social Services or one parent in a custody battle, to ensure the best legal protection for the child. But we read today that both Kate and Gerry McCann asked for Madeleine to be... show more As we know, child protection can be enforced where a child is made 'ward of court' in UK law. Usually 'ward of court' by Social Services or one parent in a custody battle, to ensure the best legal protection for the child. But we read today that both Kate and Gerry McCann asked for Madeleine to be made'ward of Court' and now seek Police and possibly Social Service files regarding their enquires, to the extent that the two child neglectors are off to the High Court to get the info.

Is a child being made 'ward of court' by both parents common ? and what purpose has it made here ?
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