Progress in public children law 2023

Recorded on: 12/10/2023

Significant advances have occurred in public children law during 2023. These relate in particular to matters such as scheduling fact-finding hearings, handling placement orders and adoption challenges, leave for opposing adoption cases, the relaunch of the public law outline and the use of experts for assessments. This webinar offers a concise update of these recent changes in public children law.

Topics include:

  • Practice Direction updates
  • The court’s rationale in C, D, and E (Care Proceedings: Adequacy of Reasons) [2023] EWCA Civ 334
  • Challenging care and placement orders in Re C (Adoption: Procedural Irregularities) [2023] EWFC 70
  • Current test for opposing adoption applications based on Re M (Leave to Oppose Adoption) [2023] EWCA Civ 404
  • Instances of ordering further fact-finding in public law proceedings influenced by H-W (Proceedings: Further Fact-Finding Hearing) [2023] EWCA Civ 149
  • Updates in deprivation of liberty cases
  • Identification and assessment of family members
  • Evolving laws on adoption, notification to fathers, and extended family involvement – examining Re M (Adoption: Notification of the Birth Father) [2023] EWFC 17
  • Participation directions and vulnerability
  • An examination of key case law

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