Category Archive: Adoption

Dec 14

ENGLAND – Government announces £19.5m funding for new Adoption Support Fund

David Cameron said the new Adoption Support Fund would be a “lifeline” for many adoptive families   Adoption Support Fund will launch nationally in 2015   Adoptive families in England are to benefit from a new post-adoption support fund, the Department for Education announced today. The Adoption Support Fund has been created to help children bond with …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Adoptions in 2012 rise by nearly 10%

Adoptions exceed 5,000 for the first time since 2005   In 2012, the number of adoptions in England and Wales was 5,206, an increase of 9.8% since 2011 when there were 4,740 adoptions. The latest statistical release by the Office for National Statistics also shows that in that year most children adopted (63%) were aged …

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Nov 18

ENGLAND – BAAF urges government for post-adoption support

Lack of adoption support is contributing to the breakdown of placements, charity says   The British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) is calling upon the government to make the provision of post-adoption support a statutory requirement of adoption agencies across the UK. Currently, adoptive parents and children have a right to be assessed for support, but …

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Oct 02

ENGLAND – Children over 5 take more than a year longer to be adopted than younger children

Adoption survey shows reduction in new decisions but increase in matches and placements   The Department for Education has published the Adoption Survey for quarter 3 of 2012-2013 which provides analysis of data covering the characteristics of children at any stage in the adoption process and analysis of their progress in the system. Between quarter …

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Sep 25

ENGLAND – Quarterly Adoption Survey: update for quarter 3 of 2012 to 2013

  Organisation: Department for Education Page history: Published 16 July 2013 Policy: Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children Analysis of data covering the characteristics of children at any stage in the adoption process and analysis of their progress in the system. Document Quarterly Adoption Survey: update for quarter 3 of 2012 to …

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Sep 22

WALES/ENGLAND – Court of Appeal to consider the test for challenge by parents who have not consented to adoption

Supreme Court judgment in Re B casts doubt on the test in Re W   Lord Justice McFarlane has given permission to a mother to appeal against a refusal to allow her to oppose an application for the adoption of her two eldest children. The county court had applied the test outlined by Thorpe LJ …

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