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Court rules adoption service ‘discriminated against’ couple (LocalGov)

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A court has awarded a couple £120,000 in damages after their local adoption service turned them away because of their Indian heritage.

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A court has awarded a couple £120,000 in damages after their local adoption service turned them away because of their Indian heritage.

Judge Melissa Clarke concluded that the Sikh couple had indeed been discriminated against on the grounds of race.

‘Today’s judgment is a victory for all British children who need loving adoptive homes, and for all the eligible, loving adoptive British families hoping to welcome them into their lives,’ said Georgina Calvert-Lee, senior counsel at McAllister Olivarius, the law firm that represented the couple.

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