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Cornerstone (North East) Adoption & Fostering Services Ltd v The Office for Education, Children’s Services & Skills

Tuesday 29th June – Wednesday 30th June 2021

Appeal against the order of Mr Justice Knowles dated 7 July 2020 tha dismissed the claimant’s application for judicial review, save that the claim in respect of the Defendant’s decision that the claimant’s foster carer recruitment policy breaches Article 14 read with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, insofar as it requires foster carers to be evangelical Christians, is allowed

The case concerns whether it is lawful for an adoption and fostering agency only to accept evangelical Christians as the potential carers of fostered children.

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