Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have achieved a commanding majority in the House of Commons following yesterday’s vote. Adoption UK is looking forward to working with the new government to deliver meaningful change for adoptive families across the UK.

The charity is particularly focused on securing improvements in education, health and social care, and will be keeping careful watch as specific policy and funding priorities are announced in the coming weeks. Chief Executive, Dr Sue Armstrong Brown, said: "We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the voice of adoptive families is heard loud and clear by decision-makers as the UK begins this new chapter.”

While the party’s election manifesto was light on detail, reform of important areas such as further education and children’s social care is likely, with public spending expected to increase after a decade of austerity. Other proposals including a more flexible childcare offer and a National Strategy for Disabled People also offer hope of a government more in step with the needs of families and vulnerable individuals.