Category Archive: Adoption

Jan 18

ENGLAND – Ofsted launches new single inspection for children’s services

Ofsted’s new single framework for the inspection of local authority services for vulnerable children will come into effect from November 2013. The framework will bring together child protection, services for looked after children and care leavers, and local authority fostering and adoption services.   Inspection gradings have been revised so that anything less than ‘good’ …

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Jan 11

ENGLAND – Adoptions show ‘record’ increase

Nearly 4,000 children in England were adopted from care in the year to March.   Various policies have been brought in to boost adoption numbers   The latest statistics from the government show an increase of 15% compared with the year before, and ministers say it is a record. The government has a drive to …

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Jan 11

ENGLAND – Children looked after in England, including adoption

This release provides statistics on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels.   Documents Main text: SFR36/2013 PDF, 402KB, 19 pages     National tables: SFR36/2013 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 1020KB     Local authority tables: SFR36/2013 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.13MB     Methodology document: SFR36/2013 PDF, 159KB, 7 pages     Additional text: …

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Jan 11

WALES/ENGLAND – Court of Appeal gives important guidance on adoption applications

‘Sloppy practice’ must stop, warns Court     The Court of Appeal – comprising Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, Sir James Munby, the president of the Family Division, and Lady Justice Black – has given important guidance as to the proper approach to applications for adoption orders and for leave to oppose adoption …

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Dec 28

WALES/ENGLAND – Drive to speed up adoptions means children ‘may be removed from parents too quickly’

Britain’s most senior family judge has issued a pointed warning that Michael Gove’s drive to speed up adoptions should not be allowed to break up families unnecessarily.   A drive to speed up adoptions means children ‘may be removed from parents too quickly’ Photo: ALAMY   Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family …

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Dec 14

ENGLAND – New £19.3 million support fund for adoptive parents

The government announces new funding to support adoptive families.   Adoptive parents will benefit from new funding worth £19.3 million to access the best possible care for children who have often been victims of abuse and neglect. The Adoption Support Fund will pay for therapeutic services – such as cognitive therapy, play and music therapy, …

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