Application for revocation of

a placement order

Section 24 Adoption and

Children Act 2002









This section contains information on adoption for practitioners working with children and families. General information about adoption can be found on the Directgov website. Information about intercountry adoption can be found in the intercountry adoption section.

  • Adoption Register

    Information about the Adoption Register for England and Wales along with details of where to find out more.
    General article 06 January 2011

  • Tim Loughton responds to adoption statistics

    Children’s Minister Tim Loughton writes to LAs reflecting on the latest adoption statistics.
    News 18 November 2010

  • Tim Loughton: Ethnicity shouldn’t be a barrier to adoption

    The Children’s Minister calls for local authorities to improve the process for interracial adoption, and announces establishment of a new advisory group on adoption.
    Press notice 02 November 2010

  • Minister calls for reduced delays in adoption process

    Falling adoption numbers see Tim Loughton call on local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies to ensure ethnicity isn’t a barrier to providing children a loving and stable home.
    News 02 November 2010

  • Adoption training materials – trainer pack

    Download the ten training modules and supporting guidance from the trainer pack on adoption.
    General article 27 October 2010

  • Adoption – news

    Information on developments in adoption for practitioners working with children and families.
    General article 27 October 2010

  • Adoption and the courts

    An overview of the role of specialist adoption centres with regards to the courts, and advice on how to find your nearest adoption centre.
    General article 27 October 2010

  • Adoption training materials – workbook

    Download the ten modules that comprise the workbook of training materials related to adoption.
    General article 26 October 2010

  • Adoption training CD

    Information on how to order the adoption training CD and details of the minimum specification requirements for your computer.
    General article 26 October 2010







you must get your documents in yourself within 21 days to the Court of Appeal at the Strand, London.

1)   ring this number to say they are coming.

0207 9476426

Rita Downes, in charge of the Civil Appeals office at the court of appeal in the Strand.

Say if there is a problem, will they ring you rather than send the docs. back.

2)  Get copies of

Appeal forms – 4 copies – N161 – 1 for yourself

Remission of Fee form –  Ex160

get them online from HMCS site and print off if you have a good printer.

if not go to local court and get them from court office.


3 copies of appeal from,   1 0f remission of fee form.

copy of court order and of udgement if you have them.

If not write on form will follow on, but can they obtain them directly?

3)   Write GROUNDS FOR APPEAL  on seperate sheet of paper

These are numbered short headlines

detailed ones will follow later in your “Skeleton Arguments”


Go personally to the courts on the Strand ad you go from room to room and get it registered in a day.

There are 2 advisory sections to help you and do photocopying.

The sol and bar will probably come bac to say they can’t get funding for an appeal.

But meanwhile you have got it in.

Here is what you must do ;-

the grounds for appeal, as explained to us by top barristers, are very limited and the bar is high in the normal courts.

In particular the appeal court cannot revisit the existing evidence as considering this is the job of the lower court.

In the Family Court it is even higher.

These are ;-

1)  a legal error by the judge

2)  new evidence being discovered which was never put to the court

3) the judge failing to take into account something he should or toke into account something he shouldn’t.

A solicitors we work with has got one at the moment where they claimed emotional abuse, in spite of the fact there was a diagnosis of autism.

They got funds for it.

Go through your evidence and anything that was left out.