p. 76111. Adoption and special guardianship
- Stephen GilmoreStephen GilmoreProfessor of Family Law, King’s College London
- and Lisa Glennon
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; post adoption contact; revocation of adoption; and special guardianship orders.