Court of Appeal dismisses appeal over fostering recruitment policy


Re: R (Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Services Ltd v Ofsted [2021] EWCA Civ 1390

The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service Ltd. The High Court had ruled that Ofsted’s decision that Cornerstone’s recruitment policy was directly discriminatory on the grounds of sexual orientation was lawful, and did not interfere with Cornerstone’s Convention rights.

Sarah Hannett QC, Aidan O’Neill QC and Ben Silverstone were involved in this case