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In the News: Adoption agency advertises children in local newspapers

Published: 10.12.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Adoption agency advertises children in local newspapers

Adoption agency advertises children in local newspapers
Some have criticised the Adoptionplus campaign saying youngsters should not be advertised like an unwanted animal or second hand sofa. Telegraph 10/12/13

All children in care in England will be given the opportunity to stay with foster parents until the age of 21
Under a new law, local authorities will have a legal duty to give families financial help for every young person who wants to stay with their foster parents until their 21st birthday. Independent 3/12/13

Care proceedings run 14 weeks beyond target
The average length of care proceedings is still 14 weeks over a new target due to be introduced in April, latest figures show. CYP 9/12/13

Why Children’s Centres are critical to ending child abuse
Children's Centres are Britain's institutional expression of our commitment to better childhoods. Huffington Post 3/12/13 

National picture of foster carer recruitment
A new report launched by the Fostering Network has provided a picture of foster carer recruitment across English local authorities. It reveals a huge variation in performance between local authorities which highlights scope for improvement. Fostering Network 4/12/13