T (a child) v A Local Authority

Adoption – Order. The child and the prospective adopters need for the security of adoption and his differing needs to those of his half siblings were factors the recorder was entitled to have regard to under the welfare test set by welfare checklist the Adoption and Children Act 2002. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that faced with a choice between two options each having advantages and disadvantages, the recorder had reached a clear and fully-reasoned decision in granting a care and placement order.

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