“WE REMAIN COMMITTED to improving outcomes for children entering the care system” – Sir James Munby again!

14 05 03 Local Government LawyerTop judge recognises tension over court rulings and guidance on adoption. This is the title of an article in Local Government Lawyer – as a result of a press conference that Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, gave.

In particular, he addressed forced adoption:

Orders contemplating non-consensual adoption – care orders with a plan for adoption, placement orders and adoption orders – are ‘a very extreme thing, a last resort’, only to be made where ‘nothing else will do’, where ‘no other course [is] possible in [the child’s] interests’, they are ‘the most extreme option’, a ‘last resort – when all else fails’, to be made ‘only in exceptional circumstances and where motivated by overriding requirements pertaining to the child’s welfare, in short, where nothing else will do’.

If only the gap were to narrow: between good intentions and bad realities!

Here’s another good news story: How we saved our grandchild from a forced adoption: Couple came within 48 hours losing three-months old baby India forever.

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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2 Responses to “WE REMAIN COMMITTED to improving outcomes for children entering the care system” – Sir James Munby again!

  1. Dan Debz says:

    No more secret Courts?? I’m over-whelmed and spellbound by this announcement. I am dying to actually see it happen.. come next year.. we’ll find out for sure. It is high time though

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