Baby battle woman can’t claim data protection exemption for YouTube video, warns expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in adoption, data protection, internet, news, social services by sally

“The woman at the centre of a battle with social services over the future of her unborn baby will not be able to claim an exemption from the UK’s Data Protection Act, a legal expert has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

YouTube row over social services baby threat – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2007 in adoption, internet, news, social services by sally

“A heavily pregnant woman is at the centre of an extraordinary legal battle with social workers after she secretly recorded them threatening to take away her newborn baby.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Courts won’t reveal rulings in adoption cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2007 in adoption, family courts, news by sally

“Family courts are refusing to tell mothers why their babies are being taken away and put up for forced adoption.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BBC must protect privacy of woman in documentary, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2007 in adoption, media, news, privacy by michael

“The BBC must obscure the identity of a young woman in a documentary on adoption in order to protect her privacy despite the woman consenting to participate in the programme.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

MP bids to lift secrecy in family courts – The Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2007 in adoption, family courts, news by sally

“A legal bid to lift the secrecy surrounding children taken from parents and put up for adoption has been launched by an MP.”

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The Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

In re P (A Child)(Adoption proceedings) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 29th, 2007 in adoption, law reports by sally

Two-stage decision process for judges 

In re P (A Child) (Adoption proceedings)

Court of Appeal

“Judges hearing applications by parents for leave to defend adoption proceedings after a placement order had been made had to undertake a two-stage process: first, decide whether there had been sufficient change of circumstance; then consider what the welfare of the child required.”

The Times, 29th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

In re P (A Child) (Adoption Proceedings) – WLR Daily

Posted June 29th, 2007 in adoption, law reports by sally

In re P (A Child) (Adoption Proceedings)

“A court’s decision whether or not to grant leave to a parent to oppose the making of an adoption order, pursuant to s 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, was “a decision relating to the adoption of a child” within the meaning of s 1(1) of the 2002 Act. Therefore, by s 1(2) of the Act, the paramount consideration of the court was the child’s welfare.”

WLR Daily, 27th June 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the WLR Daily summary is removed.

In re K (Child) (Adoption: Permission to advertise) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 20th, 2007 in adoption, law reports by sally

Premature advertising for adoption 

In re K (Child) (Adoption: Permission to advertise) 

Family Division

“Before a child could be advertised for adoption the local authority had to be satisfied that the child ought to be placed for adoption.”

The Times, 20th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Legal battle: My son, the chimp – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2007 in adoption, news by sally

“A British woman has launched a court challenge to become the legal guardian of a 160lb chimpanzee in a test case that could confer basic rights on apes across Europe. ”

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The Independent, 9th April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk