Thursday, 24 January 2013

Failing councils to be stripped of adoption powers

Councils that fail to do enough to tackle a national shortage of adoptive parents are to be stripped of responsibility for recruiting them, under plans to be announced by MPs today. The Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, says that the task of ending the backlog in finding people willing to adopt in problem areas will be handed to private agencies and charities instead. The Times notes that research has found that 30% of people who inquire about adopting a child hear nothing for three months.
The Daily Telegraph,

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