Can an adoption order be undone?

An adoption order made by a court in England and Wales is normally irreversible, once the time limits for appeal have passed. This premise will be under scrutiny in October, when a re-hearing of an earlier fact-finding family court decision is scheduled. In a case... read more

CPConf2016 – How did it go?

On 3rd June 2016, the Transparency Project hosted the second Child Protection conference aimed at examining and discussing how the child protection system operates in England and Wales. Having concluded last year that the system wasn’t fit for purpose, the... read more

Recent cases involving covert recording

Lucy Reed has commented on her Pink Tape recently about a case that has been widely reported, where a father sewed bugs into his daughters school clothes and was severely criticised for it. In the blog she considers the significance of that judgment and the relevance... read more

Adoption – rhetoric and facts (again)

Last Sunday, the Prime Minister was widely quoted from the Sunday Times as being ‘unashamedly pro-adoption’ in describing the new Children and Social Work Bill announced later last week in the Queen’s Speech. The aims of the provisions in the Bill on... read more

CPConf2016 Manifesto

What do we want to achieve? This is a post by Sarah Phillimore, wearing her ‘conference organiser’ hat. The Transparency Project is supporting CPConf2016 as an example of an event that aims to improve public understanding of the family law system.  It is... read more

Section 20 Guidance Mark 2

Just a brief note to confirm we’ve now uploaded version 2 of the section 20 guidance having incorporated all your helpful feedback (sorry, some of us were on holiday so this was not as quick as we had hoped!) You can find version 2 here and in the Resources... read more

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