Case Law

Letterbox contact: Seddon v Oldham MBC [2015]

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Introduction

Case summary and key points for social work practice by Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. This judgment deals with the ongoing rights of birth parents to have contact with adopted children, in particular indirect contact. A key issue was whether a parent has the right to ‘letterbox’ contact under Article 8 of the European Convention […]

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