In March, a five-year-old girl was taken from her mother’s care by police in east London and placed into foster care on an emergency basis. Claims that the child was a “white Christian” and had been left distressed after being placed with a Muslim family became the focus of a political and media storm.

Associate James Sandiford comments on the parameters to be considered when placing a child into foster care.

Muslim fostering row: how the Times and Mail gave a skewed portrayal is available to read on The Guardian website.

James is an associate in the children and education law team. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel meaning he is accredited to represent children in court proceedings, and is a Resolution accredited specialist in private law children disputes and adoption.

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