Re S (Placement Order: Revocation): CA 7 Oct 2008

The circuit judge had been wrong to hold that a child placed with foster parents who were actively considering whether to apply to adopt him had been placed with them for adoption. Thorpe LJ said clearly that a child could not be said to be placed with the foster carers for adoption until the local authority had approved the match of the child with them and had resolved to leave him with them in their fresh capacity as prospective adopters.

Thorpe LJ
[2008] EWCA Civ 1333, [2009] 1 FLR 503, [2009] PTSR CS9, [2009] Fam Law 100
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedCoventry City Council v PGO and Others CA 22-Jun-2011
The children had been placed with short term fosterers. On adopters being found, the fosterers themselves applied to adopt the children. The court was asked whether a county court judge had power to injunct the authority not to remove the children . .

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Children, Adoption

Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.341650