Anita Guha and James Robottom were recently instructed in a landmark adoption and discrimination case. Sandeep and Reena Mander were told not to apply to become adoptive parents by Adopt Berkshire, an adoption agency run by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. They were refused permission to adopt a child on the basis that white British/European applicants would be given preference.

Sandeep and Reena have tried unsuccessfully to get the agency’s decision reversed by making a formal complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman.

The Commission is supporting the Manders in this legal action due to concerns that the policy applied by the council amounts to racial discrimination, since that appears to be the sole factor that the term ‘cultural heritage’ has been based on.

To learn more about the case please click here.


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