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  • Hopey-Changey Adoption Strategy

    While adopted people and adopters across England will no doubt appreciate the extra emphasis given to the value of their experiences, and relief at the continuation of the ASF, I have no doubt that they would have liked to see it backed up by a duty to proactively plan for and deliver support Read more

  • New adoption strategy must mark start of a revolution in adoption thinking

    The government’s new adoption strategy, published today, shows it is listening to families and signals a commitment to major change, but it will take strong leadership and scrutiny to deliver that change, according to leading charity Adoption UK. Read more

  • Internationally adopted children to receive school admissions priority in England

    The new statutory Schools Admissions Code,1, contains a welcome change which will be significant for families with children adopted from outside of England. Read more

  • Echoes of trauma

    Last week we launched the Adoption Barometer 2021. Alongside its analysis of the experiences of adoptive families during 2020, it contains a deep dive into the lives of adopted young people. Read more

  • The Adoption Barometer 2021 - CEO blog

    In a new blog, our CEO, Sue Armstrong Brown, explains how young people are paying the price for lack of early and consistent support as she reviews this year's Adoption Barometer. Read more

  • Adopted children facing mental health emergency, charity warns

    Adoption UK is warning of a mental health emergency amongst some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, caused by failings in a system that is not set up to meet their needs. Read more