Q (A child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1610 (21 December 2011)

The CA upheld a judgment that a child Q’s needs and welfare required adoption notwithstanding the availability of her Father to care for her in circumstances where Q, the Mother and other family members would be a significant risk of ‘honour-based’ violence if Q’s birth became known to the maternal grandfather. Q had been placed with adopters by the time the Father came forward and there were concerns in respect of his delay and lack of understanding of Q’s needs.