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In the News: Children's bill, personal budgets, Michael Gove and Wales

Published: 06.02.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Children's bill, personal budgets, Michael Gove and Wales

New Children's Bill launched

The Children and Families Bill which includes a number of reforms to the adoption system has received it's first reading in Parliament. Department for Education 5/2/13

Are personal budgets the best chance to improve adoption support in 10 years?

Accessing effective, ongoing support is a real struggle for many adoptive families. So, do the government's proposals for personalised adoption support budgets offer a glimmer of hope? Community Care 31/1/12

Is Michael Gove in danger of fixating too much on adoption?

While fostering and adoption are undeniably important, focusing on them at the expense of early intervention is a false economy, say charity leaders. New Statesman 31/1/12

Government Response to the Children and Young People Committee Inquiry into Adoption – Wales

The Welsh Government has issued its response to the report of the Inquiry into Adoption published in November 2012 by the Children and Young People Committee of the National Assembly for Wales. Welsh Government website 7/1/13