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(p. 712) 11. Adoption and special guardianship 

(p. 712) 11. Adoption and special guardianship
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(p. 712) 11. Adoption and special guardianship
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Stephen Gilmore

and Lisa Glennon

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198811862.003.0011
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date: 22 July 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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