Family comes first (even if they’re in Poland) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 11th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, care orders, families, grandparents, human rights, news by sally

‘In this successful appeal against care and placement orders in respect of a young infant with Polish parents, the Court of Appeal were sharply critical of comments made by the first instance judge which made it clear he had closed his mind at an early stage to the possibility of the baby being looked after by her grandparents in Poland. The Court held that both the judge and the local authority had failed to give sufficient weight to their positive obligation under Article 8 to consider ways of retaining a child within the family.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th July 2014