In re B-S (Children) – WLR Daily

Posted September 19th, 2013 in appeals, care orders, law reports by sally

In re B-S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1146; [2013] WLR (D) 348

“The Court of Appeal set out the exercise the court had to undertake when considering an application under section 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 by a parent or guardian for leave to oppose the making of an adoption order, reiterated the fundamental principles of adoption, and explained what good practice, the 2002 Act and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms all demanded, both when the court was being asked to approve a care plan for adoption and when it was being asked to make a non-consensual placement order or adoption order. The Court of Appeal went on to consider the approach an appellate court should adopt when hearing an appeal against a refusal of leave under section 47(5).”

WLR Daily, 17th September 2013