Adoption inquiry

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has launched what they expect to be a year-long inquiry to consider the role of social work in adoption processes in the UK.

It comes in the aftermath of the landmark case of Soares de Melo v Portugal (2016) in which the ECHR asserted that the state has ‘positive obligations’ to keep families together. Judge Sajo in the leading opinion stated that

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