Norrie, Kenneth (2008) Welfare and the new grounds for dispensing with parental consent to adoption. Scots Law Times, 2008 (32). pp. 213-218.
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Discusses the significance of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007, which replaces the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 and is expected to come into force in 2009. Considers: (1) the basic rule pertaining to parental or guardian consent under s.31 of the Act; (2) the grounds for dispensation based on impossibility of obtaining parental consent; (3) the test for the unreasonable refusal of consent; (4) the ground based on non-fulfilment of parental responsibilities; (5) the ground for dispensing with parental consent based on child welfare; and (6) issues of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.8.
|Keywords:||family law, Scotland, parental consent, parental responsibility, impossibility, children's welfare , adoption, compatibility, Law (General), Law|
|Subjects:||Law > Law (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||10 May 2011 15:27|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 09:22|