Adoption: A vision for change?

Source: Family Law
Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Area of Law:  Children
Date: 29th March 2016
Summary:  Sarah writes about the recent policy paper from the Department of Education and its stated need to increase the number of adoption orders made. She sets out her concerns that this risks putting the Government on a collision course with the demands of Article 8 of the ECHR; in particular the positive obligation imposed upon States to support families to stay together.

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