On Thursday 1st November, Adoption UK hosted a round table discussion with Children and Families Minister, Nadhim Zahawi MP and a team of knowledgeable and impassioned adopters and special guardians.

The meeting focused on three priority areas for adoptive families: education, post-adoption support and FASD. Points raised included training and professional development for education and social work professionals and the need to secure the long term future of the Adoption Support Fund.

Mr Zahawi described the discussion as "incredibly useful" and is looking forward to visiting schools and local authorities across the country to see examples of best practice in education and post-adoption support.

You can listen to two of the participants - Becky White and Brian Roberts - speaking to regional radio stations about the meeting below:

Becky: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06npg4y (2hr 28mins)

Brian: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06ncrz3 (1hr 40mins)

You can find out more about the meeting in December's Adoption Today magazine.