Ian Walker - Adoption Law Society Children PanelAdoption

It is not always possible for children to be brought up by their parents or within their birth family. Children need to be brought up in homes where they are loved and know they are loved, and where their care needs are met. Adoption is positive way to meet the needs of many children.

There is a lot of video through the following link which talks about how adoption is a success for children. There are also pieces which talk about the challenges in finding the right families for children.

Link to YouTube channel on Adoption and Fostering including videos from BAAF and Be My Parent

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The Law Society Children Panel

Whether you are thinking about a step parent adoption, or adopting a child from Care, or Social Services have become involved with your family, it is sensible to get good advice at an early stage.

The Law Society Children Law Accreditation Scheme (or Law Society Children Panel) covers all types of children law work including issues around Adoption; “Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law, be that in private practice or working for a local authority.”

Membership has to be renewed every three years and the number of members is relatively small.

Ian Walker, Paul Sykes, Sandy Powell, Kim Stradling and Sarah Hindle have all been members of the Law Society Children Panel for a long time.

We have considerable expertise in our Children Law Team to assist clients in cases where adoption is an issue/option or to represent parents/relatives or prospective adopters.