Adoption: Support and benefits set out in government guide

Adoption: Support and benefits set out in government guide

3 May 2013 Last updated at 00:02 The “adoption passport” is designed to help quicken the process. A guide listing the benefits and support available to would-be adopters in England has been published by the government amid concerns that thousands are put off by the process. Figures suggest children spend an average of 21 months […]

Adoption – Stripping councils’ adoption role ‘a reckless gamble.

Adoption – Stripping councils’ adoption role ‘a reckless gamble.

4 April 2013 Last updated at 01:55 Stripping councils’ adoption role ‘a reckless gamble‘ By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education and family reporter The government has criticised local authorities over adoption waits. Councils could lose adoption powers.  Plans to strip some English councils of their role in the adoption process would be a “reckless gamble”, […]

Post-adoption support should be a legal right, say Lords

Post-adoption support should be a legal right, say Lords

By Judith Burns BBC News family reporter 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 adopted”, says the Lords Committee on Adoption Legislation. Adoption service bodies should have “a statutory duty” to provide post-adoption […]

Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds

Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds

22 February 2012 Last updated at 10:33 Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds By Stephanie Barnard BBC News “He stepped into his bedroom and just looked around like he’d gone to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory: ‘Is this my room?’, he asked.” For Stuart Price and Lee Rennison, it was a moment that highlighted […]

Glasgow Foster Children Foster Carer Recruitment

Glasgow Foster Children Foster Carer Recruitment

Glasgow fostering – City Chambers images spearhead fostering and adoption drive The images will be projected on to the City Chambers in George Square A series of images are to be projected on to Glasgow City Chambers later as part of a campaign to recruit more foster carers and adoptive parents. The images promote the […]