||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 25 (Nov)
|| EWHC 2729 (Fam)
||Bridget Dolan QC and Brett Davies for the local authority.
||Shaun Spencer for S, by a litigation friend appointed by Cafcass.
||Lorraine Cavanagh for T, by a Children's Guardian.
||2 November 2017
Adoption - Consent - Child parent
Adoption Consent. The Family Division gave guidance on a child parent's competence to consent to the placement of their baby for adoption and the baby's adoption. In the circumstances, it held that a specific assessment was required reasonably urgently on the mother's capacity to consent to adoption, before which she should receive some age-appropriate information about adoption in an age-appropriate way in order to enhance her decision-making potential.
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