Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 54 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1301 (Fam)
Court: Family Court
Judge:

Bodey J

Representation Miss Thomas for A.
  Miss Stanistreet for B.
  Mr Hurst for the mother.
  Mr Godfrey for the father.
  The grandparents appeared in person.
  Mr Comaish for the guardian ad litem.
Judgment Dates: 2 April 2015

Catchwords

Adoption - Dispensing with consent of parent or guardian - Application - Respondent parents having two daughters, C and D - C being 14 years old - D being six years old - C being in care and D being in foster care - Expert considering father to be suffering from untreated paranoid schizophrenia - Court considering future of children - Whether care order in respect of C to be discharged - Whether care order for adoption to be made in relation to D.

The Case

Adoption Dispensing with consent of parent or guardian. The Family Court approved proposals made by two local authorities regarding the future of the two daughters of the respondent mother and father. It held that, given the mental state of the father and the environment in which the children had been growing up, the parents would be refused contact with the older child and that an adoption order would be made in relation to the younger child.

Practice Areas

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