Adoption

Adoption guidance:

General Adoption applications generally arise in three situations: • when children are the subject of placement orders, usually in the context of care proceedings, see...

Practice Note

Principles With the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002) introduced a framework for authorising the placement...

Practice Note

Planning for adoption and contact The issue of contact must be addressed in the social worker’s permanency report and also by the agency decision-maker. In the rare cases...

Practice Note

The general principles about adoption are contained in section 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002). They variously apply to a court, an adoption agency, or...

Practice Note

This document provides general guidance regarding public law applications relating to children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

Precedents