City of Edinburgh Council v RO and RD

Parent and child – Adoption. Sheriff Appeal Court: Refusing an appeal by a local authority against a sheriff's decision to refuse its applications for permanence orders with authority to adopt in relation to two children, the court, in addition to concluding that the grounds of appeal had no merit and that the sheriff had adopted the correct approach to the decision whether to make a permanence order, made a number of general observations in relation to permanence order applications.

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