Placement and Adoption - Do you tell the father and family?

An overview of case law concerning Part 19 FPR 2010 applications

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Course Overview

Cases involving placement and adoption, can be complicated and no more so when the father and family are not abreast of the situation.

There has been a lot of case law surrounding this area of late, particularly regarding Part 19 FPR 2010 applications; During this bite-size session Safda Mahmood will provide viewers with an overview of this developing case law, including the case of RE T (A CHILD) [2017] EWFC 19 and Re A (Relinquished baby: Risk of Domestic Abuse) 2018  EWHC 1981 (Fam).

Essential for children law practitioners who deal with placement and adoption cases, this is a highly practical session which will offer an invaluable insight or reminder for those in practice in terms of steps to take in cases where the father and extended family have not been notified that the child is to be relinquished; Consideration will be given to when applications under FPR 2010, Part 19 should be used, the procedure for doing so including the forms required and the time limits which apply.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with recent case law in this area
  • • Understand the threshold for making a care order
  • • Have considered the issues surrounding the notice of proceedings through Facebook
  • • Know how to handle a situation where a child is to be adopted without the father or extended family having been notified

What is the target audience?

  • Qualified and trainee children law practitioners



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    5 Page


  • Quiz