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Course Aims:

This podcast is suitable for family practitioners and those with an interest in children’s law. It aims to update listeners with recent developments in the procedure and criteria for placing children for adoption with parents within the UK

It looks at the issues surrounding concurrency planning, continuing contact with the birth family, timetabling the placement order and ending with a discussion of the revocation of a placement order.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the consequences of a dual or concurrent planning approach to child placement orders;
  • Know the circumstances in which it will be appropriate to make a section 8 contact order;
  • Understand the circumstances in which the court is likely to consider revoking a placement order.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Re P [2008] EWCA Civ 535;
  • Re A [2007] EWCA Civ 138;
  • Re F (A Child) [2008] EWCA Civ 439;
  • Re B (Children) EWCA Civ 835;
  • Re P-B (Placement Order) [2006] EWCA Civ 1016;
  • Re S-H (A Child) [2008] EWCA Civ 493;
  • Re S (A Child) [2008] EWCA Civ 1333; [2001] 1 FLR 503;
  • Sandwell MBC v GC and Others [2008] EWHC 2555;
  • Re W (Children) [2009] EWCA Civ 59;
  • Re K (Adoption and Wardship) [1997] 2 FLR 221;
  • Re M [1991] 1 FLR 458.

This podcast, the second of a two part mini series with Madeleine Reardon of 1KBW, will take a fresh look at current issues in private adoption and placement of children. Part 2 will look at the procedures for placing children with adoptive parents based in the UK. This podcast will focus on concurrency planning, contact orders and revocation of final placement orders.

Podcast Added: 22/07/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-30

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