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A pathfinder, or pathway plan is a mechanism for regular review of local authority provision for young people they have a statutory duty to assist....
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28th Sep
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The reasons for and nature of the refusal are not given, and the time for which the child has been with the foster carer is not specified. This Q&A...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 28th Sep
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An adoption order is an order which has the effect of severing all legal ties with the child’s biological family and creates a new legal relationship...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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PrinciplesWith the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002) introduced a framework for...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note details who can be adopted and who can adopt, together with the conditions to be satisfied, adoption reports and procedural issues....
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied in relation to contact orders, both pre- and post-adoption. It also details who may...
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26th Sep
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Adoption and Children Act 2002, s 19 (ACA 2002) governs parental consent to children being placed for adoption with prospective adopters.ACA 2002, s...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note distinguishes between English and Welsh law, which are different in several respects, in both statute and regulations, while also...
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26th Sep
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The statutory provision regarding privately fostered children is contained in the Part IX of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). The English regulatory...
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26th Sep
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Chapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities to consider additional general needs,...
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26th Sep
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What is the definition of a relinquished child?There is no legal definition of a relinquished child. However, in practice the term refers to a...
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25th Sep
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What is the purpose of a staying put arrangement? The 'staying put’ arrangements contained in section 23CZA of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989)...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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