Adoption UK’s Chief Executive provides evidence to the Education and Adoption Bill Committee

Published: 01.07.15

Adoption UK Chief Executive Hugh Thornbery gave oral evidence to the Education and Adoption Public Bill Committee in Westminster on 30th June 2015, on the proposals outlined in the new Bill.

Hugh was asked a variety of questions by the committee including:

  • Do you have any concerns that voluntary adoption agencies could be marginalised by these proposals? 
  • How can we avoid voluntary adoption agencies being marginalised?
  • Do you think the Bill helps with or hinders other forms of permanence? 
  • Are you quite happy that there will be enough support for the child and the adoptive parents if people are adopting from another region quite a long way away? 

To read a Hansard transcript of the hearing visit: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmpublic/educationadoption/150630/pm/150630s01.htm