Case Law

Adoption placements and medical requirements: Somerset County Council v NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group & Ors [2022] EWFC 31

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By Rachel Murray Introduction In April 2021, after undertaking an internal review, Somerset County Council identified 12 children who had been placed for adoption in circumstances where the council had failed to comply with the medical requirements of the Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005 (AAR 2005). Somerset therefore applied for an order under Part 18 of […]

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