In the News

A chance to catch up with articles and features published in the media that focus on subjects relevant to our work.
Family court 'delays' on care decisions cut
BBC News
Saturday, 4 May, 2013

The time it takes for the family courts to make decisions about whether children should be taken in to care or adopted has been cut...
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Councils praised for 45% rise in children placed for adoption
Community Care
Wednesday, 24 April, 2013

The number of children placed for adoption in England has nearly doubled over the last year, according to research by the Association of Directors of Children's Services.

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Social workers must look after themselves and recognise their limits
The Guardian
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013

The study Resilience and Burnout in Child Protection Social Work...
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Bedroom tax u-turn: Foster carers and forces' families will now be exempt from hated plans
Daily Mirror
Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

The Government’s bedroom tax was in disarray today after Iain Duncan Smith was forced into a further u-turn.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said that foster carers and some Armed Forces...
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Post-adoption support should be a legal right, say Lords
BBC News
Wednesday, 6 March, 2013

Adoptive parents in England should have a legal right to support, a House of Lords report argues.

Adopted children may have behavioural problems which are not resolved "simply by being...
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Why fostering and adoption should not be exclusive to the straight world
The Guardian
Wednesday, 6 March, 2013

This week is dedicated to encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to consider adopting or ...
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Adoption should not just be about speed
The Guardian
Tuesday, 5 March, 2013

The government fails to recognise that post-adoption support is as important as finding families quickly.

Adoption has changed. Fifty years ago it was a way to provide a home for a baby...
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Children in gay adoptions at no disadvantage
The Independent
Sunday, 3 March, 2013

Research confirms same-sex couples are just as good at parenting as heterosexuals. Fears that children adopted by gay and lesbian couples do less well in life are completely unfounded,...
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Dear madam, I think I'm your son... The crucial work of adoption intermediaries
The Independent
Tuesday, 19 February, 2013

It's gone midnight and the phone wakes me with a jolt, although I think I know who it will be. "Was it you that sent the letter?" asks a female voice, tentatively. I sit up and take a deep...
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Children in care inquiry: live discussion
The Guardian
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012

When the care inquiry was launched in October, chair of...
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