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Adoption ordersThis Practice Note details who can be adopted and who can adopt, together with the conditions to be satisfied, adoption reports and...
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31st Jul
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Adoption—placement ordersPrinciplesWith the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002)...
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31st Jul
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Public children—fosteringThis Practice Note covers issues concerning looked after children who are fostered and those who foster such children,...
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17th Jun
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Public children—private fosteringThe statutory provision regarding privately fostered children is contained in the Part IX of the Children Act 1989...
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16th Jun
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What is a pathfinder plan?A pathfinder, or pathway plan is a mechanism for regular review of local authority provision for young people they have a...
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5th Jun
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If a foster carer wishes to adopt a child in their care, and this is refused by the local authority, can the foster carer appeal this decision?The...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 5th Jun
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Can an adoption order made in favour of a married couple be revoked regarding one adoptive parent only?An adoption order is an order which has the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Staying put—arrangements for care leavers to remain in foster placementsWhat is the purpose of a staying put arrangement? The 'staying put’...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 5th Jun
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Relinquished children—adoption agency duties towards childrenWhat is the definition of a relinquished child?There is no legal definition of a...
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Produced in partnership with Jason Hadden of St Ives Chambers 5th Jun
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General principles—adoptionThe general principles about adoption are contained in section 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002). They...
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5th Jun
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Placing children with a connected person as a foster carerPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The...
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Produced in partnership with Joy Hopkinson of London Borough of Lambeth Council 5th Jun
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Relinquished children—adoption agency duties towards the parents of children relinquished for adoptionAdoption and Children Act 2002, s 19 (ACA 2002)...
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Produced in partnership with Jason Hadden of St Ives Chambers 5th Jun
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Care plans and looked after child reviewsChapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Higgin of Suffolk County Council 5th Jun
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Contact orders in adoptionThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied in relation to contact orders, both pre- and post-adoption....
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