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Court ruling on decision to place a child with sibling’s adopters (Re B (a child))

Date:29 JAN 2018
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Family analysis: Emily James, barrister at The 36 Group, considers the practical implications of the Court of Appeal judgment in Re B (A Child) (Care Proceedings) [2018] EWCA Civ 20, [2018] All ER (D) 74 (Jan), in which a decision to place a child for adoption, even when there was a viable family placement available, was upheld.

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In having made care and placement orders with a view to a girl’s adoption by her brother’s adoptive parents, the judge’s findings, reasoning and conclusions had plainly been open on the totality of the evidence and other materials before her. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the father’s appeal, further held that the judge had been carefully, conscientiously and correctly applying the learning in Re T (A Child) (Early Permanence Placement) [2015] EWCA Civ 983, [2015] All ER (D) 118 (Sep).

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