The Adoption and Children Act 2002 is designed to promote the wider use of adoption, to improve performance of the adoption services and to place the needs of children at the centre of the adoption process. The Act reforms the need for parental consent to adoption. Adoption: The Modern Law
explains in detail the legislation and sets it in the context of adoption law more generally. The book also provides a comprehensive analysis of the law in respect of inter-country adoptions. Written by two of the foremost experts on the subject, it covers all the key issues raised by the law, answering questions such as:
Adoption: The Modern Law
- how will the principle that the welfare of the child is paramount affect adoption decision making?
- what new duties will local authorities have with regard to adoption?
- what are the new measures for placement for adoption and consent and placement orders?
- what is a special guardianship order?
will be indispensable for all involved in adoption work - family lawyers, adoption and fostering agencies and social services personnel.
INCLUDES THE FULL TEXT OF THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN ACT 2002.
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