Has the child’s welfare pendulum swung too far – are Parents’ rights disregarded?
The current state of the law is probably best summed up by Re B (A child)  UKSC . In summary, the court held that it is only as a contributor to the child’s welfare that parenthood assumes any significance. Have we gone too far in our focus on the welfare of the child and the child alone as the issue of paramount concern? Can the interests of parents and children be so easily distinguished?