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(p. 700) 11. Adoption and special guardianship 

(p. 700) 11. Adoption and special guardianship
(p. 700) 11. Adoption and special guardianship

Stephen Gilmore

and Lisa Glennon


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date: 17 November 2019

This chapter examines the legal mechanisms by which children can be provided with long-term alternative secure family placements: the law on adoption and special guardianship. Topics discussed include: decision making in relation to adoption; adoption agencies’ role in assessing suitable adoptions; rules relating to parental consent in adoption cases; placement for adoption; applications to adopt; and special guardianship.

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