Barrister Judith Pepper writes about siblings in care proceedings and adoption in Family Law Week. The article aims to highlight from case law some of the issues that have arisen with poor quality assessments, and considers: the lack of proper sibling assessment at the time when decisions are made; some common errors; that sibling assessments should not be limited to when the court is determining an application for a care order; the responsibility of the court and guardian; the instruction of an expert and the ability of the court to scrutinise implementation of care plans.

 

The article is on the Family Law Week website.

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