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What is a Placement Order?
A Placement Order is an Order made by the Court authorising a Local Authority to place a child for adoption with any prospective adopters who may be chosen by that Local Authority. The Court may not make a Placement Order unless the child is subject to a Care Order or it is satisfied that the grounds for the making of a Care Order are made out or that the child has no parent or guardian. In certain circumstances a parents’ consent to the making of a Placement Order may be dispensed with if the Court is satisfied that the welfare of the child requires consent to be dispensed with.