London Borough of Haringey v Musa

Adoption – Practice. The parents were convicted of child cruelty and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment each. Two of the parents' children were placed for adoption and suitable families were found to adopt them. The Family Division considered whether to make an order allowing the forenames and surnames of the children to be changed to protect their anonymity from a campaign aimed against any prospective adopters. The court held that there was no alternative but to make the order sought.

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