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In The News: Child wellbeing, adoptions maps, care applications high record

Published: 11.04.13

A round up of the latest features and articles of interest to adoptive families.
In The News: Child wellbeing, adoptions maps, care applications high record

UK's child wellbeing among lowest

Unicef has rated the UK as one of the worst rich nations when it comes to the wellbeing of children and young people. Children and Young People Now 10/4/13

Directors slam second round of adoption maps

The government has pressed ahead with a second publication of its "useless, irrelevant and out-of-date" adoption heat maps. Community Care 5/4/13

Care applications reach new record high

The number of care applications has risen by eight per cent in the past year, according to latest statistics from Cafcass. Children and Young People Now 9/4/13

Fear of being a bad parent affects 67% of families

Almost seven out of 10 mothers and fathers fear being called "bad parents", according to research. Homestart 8/4/13

Huge numbers of adoptive parents put off by system

More than four million people in England would consider adopting but are baffled by the system, concerned about support and unsure about eligibility according to research. Community Care 5/4/13