Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 25 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Cobb J

Representation 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.
Judgment Dates: 2 November 2017


Adoption - Consent - Child parent

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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