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GAY TEENAGER WINS FOSTER FIGHT

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A gay teenager has won the right to be placed with gay foster carers after Wandsworth LBC blocked the move for two ...
A gay teenager has won the right to be placed with gay foster carers after Wandsworth LBC blocked the move for two years.

The legal battle ended last week when a High Court judge was told Wandsworth's social services department would now comply with his request.

Fifteen-year-old 'H', who cannot be named for legal reasons, accused the council of 'unreasonably and irrationally' refusing to give due consideration to his wish to live with gay foster carers, a wish he had expressed consistently throughout his time with Wandsworth.

His application for judicial review was withdrawn after Mr Justice Cazalet was told the council would now comply.

H was first accommodated by Wandsworth in February 1996 and from the start asked for gay foster carers. His solicitor, Paul Aitchison, said he was astounded by the refusal to agree to H's request, as all the social workers involved in the case had consistently recommended he should be placed with gay carers.
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