Last week, Mr Justice Jackson – who in September last year was praised for his efforts in delivering an age-appropriate judgment containing an emoji…

The recent story of Sandeep and Reena Mander highlights some of the issues that can confront couples wishing to adopt a child. The Manders are…

In the recent High Court judgement of Re W (A Child) the President of the Family Division, Munby J, dismissed an application for an adoption Order…

The Children and Social Work Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament. This new law furthers the duty of local authorities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. …

An important and insightful judgment recently handed down by Mr Justice Cobb, highlighting the paramountcy of the child’s welfare against the need…

Pursuant to s.25 Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA), when a child is placed with prospective adopters ‘parental responsibility is given to them’…

There are obligations placed on local authorities to fulfil certain core duties to children who are considered to be ‘In Need’…

Parents of transgender children fear their ex-partners will sue them for custody of their children after the high court ruled that a seven year….

The role of the Children’s Guardian is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children involved in family court proceedings…

The average duration of care proceedings in England and Wales has dropped from 56 weeks…

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