Re A & Ors (Children: Scottish Adoptions) [2017] EWHC 35

January 18, 2017

Frances Heaton QC acted for an English local authority and Lorraine Cavanagh acted for a child through CAFCASS in a guidance decision case about Scottish adoptions before the President of the Family Division.

The President considered seven cases of Scottish children placed for adoption in England under permanence orders with permission to adopt. The President found that the parents’ parental responsibility is extinguished under such an order. The President gave guidance as to whether the parents should be made parties or even given notice of the application.

Read the full judgment.