Compares the law on adoption in Scotland and England and Wales. Criticises the Supreme Court ruling in S v L on whether the welfare ground for dispensing with parental consent to adoption under the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 s.31(3)(d) was compatible with a parent's right to family life under ECHR art.8. Considers public and private law adoptions, and calls for amendment of the 2007 Act.
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2015|
- child welfare
- comparative law
- ECHR compatibility
- parental consent
- right to respect for private and family life