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In the News: Contact, Narey's role widened, foster families needed

Published: 20.02.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Contact, Narey's role widened, foster families needed

In the News

Martin Narey is right, contact can be 'frightening and destabilising' for adopted children

The government plans to change the law so that social workers no longer have a duty to promote contact between birth parents and adopted children. Is this a good thing? Community Care: The Children's Services blog 15/2/13

Children's minister announces wider social care brief for Martin Narey

Adoption tsar's wider role will help tackle key social care issues, like child sexual exploitation, which Timpson says needs a 'major rethink', and social work education. Martin Narey has been given a wider government role that will see him advising ministers on more aspects of children's social care. Community Care 15/2/13

At least 9,000 new foster families needed in 2013

At least 9,000 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2013 to look after the record numbers of children in care who need to be fostered, according to figures from the Fostering Network. The Fostering Network 14/2/13