In Re R (A Child) (Adoption: Duty to Investigate): FD 13 Feb 2001

Where a mother decided to give up her child for adoption, and was against the involvement of members of her family, there was no right in the family to receive information nor duty on Social Services to tell them about the adoption. There was no explicit right under the Human Rights Convention nor statutory provision which would impose such a duty, and there were clear circumstances where the passing on of such information to an extended family could cause actual harm.


Times 13-Feb-2001

Adoption, Human Rights

Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.82131