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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 familiarise and update the listener with current issues when placing children for adoption with prospective parents who are outside the UK.

It will discuss the statutory procedural requirements for removing a child, the consequences in not following said procedure and ends with a short discussion of recent case law on the suitability assessment criteria for prospective adopters

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the statutory framework and considerations that should be made when placing a child with adoptive parents abroad.;
  • Be fully aware of the consequences of not abiding by the statutory removal procedures;
  • Know the alternatives open to local authorities seeking to avoid the more onerous procedural requirements;
  • Be aware of recent authority on the assessment and suitability of prospective adoptive parents.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
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Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Ss 1(3)d, 22(4), Sch 2, para 19 Children's Act 1989;
  • Ss 1(5), 85, 84, 52(1)(b), 24(5) Adaption and Children's Act 2002;
  • Re G (A Child) [2008] EWCA Civ 105;
  • Adoptions with a Foreign Element Regulations 2005;
  • Re A [2009] EWCA Civ 49;
  • Procedure: Family Proceedings (Adoption) Rules 2005;
  • Haringey v MA and Others [2008] EWHC 1722;
  • ECC v M and Others [2008] EWHC 332;
  • R (ex parte AT and S) v LB Newham [2008] EWHC 2640 (Admin).

This podcast, the first of a two part mini series, will take a fresh look at current issues in private adoption and placement of children. Part 1 will focus primarily on the placement of children based in the UK with relatives or adopters based abroad, particularly the procedure to be followed to avoid criminal penalties for the unlawful removal of children from the jurisdiction.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-30

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