Child and Family Law Quarterly: '"Bright line rules may be appropriate in some cases, but not where the object is to promote the welfare of the child": barring in the best interests of the child?'.

Author:Reece, Helen
Position:Reprint - Brief article
 
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In Re P (Adoption: unmarried couple) [2008] UKHL 38, [2008] 2 FLR 1084, the House of Lords held that a bar on adoption by unmarried couples is unlawful discrimination contrary to Article 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. In Rv Secretary of State for Health and Kent County Council, expB [1999] 1 FLR 656, the High Court found that a bar on fostering by convicted sex offenders is lawful. This article looks at adoption, fostering, vetting, barring and risk in the...

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