Care and placement orders – clarification following Re B-S

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has
today handed down judgment in
Re
R (A Child)
[2014] EWCA Civ 1625

in which he has taken the opportunity to address what he refers to as the ‘widespread
uncertainty, misunderstanding and confusion’ which has arisen since the
decisions in
Re
B
and Re
B-S
.

Specifically, the President confirms in
Re R that Re B-S was not
intended to, and has not, changed the law.
It has not set any higher hurdle for placement orders. Sometimes adoption is in the best interests
of the child and, where that is the case, the courts should not shy away …read more

Source: Family Law News

    

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