Annex 3 - INCONSISTENCY WITH THE CHILDREN ACT 1989

Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 20 November 2001.

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One of the aims of the Bill is to align adoption law with the Children Act 1989. In a number of respects, however, it fails to achieve this. Indeed, in certain cases, it widens rather than diminishes inconsistencies between the two frameworks.