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In the News: Council fined for sending adopters' address to birth families, social impact bonds launched

Published: 12.06.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Council fined for sending adopters' address to birth families, social impact bonds launched

Council fined £70k for sending adopters' address to birth parents

Halton council has updated its policies on data protection and staff guidelines following the fine from the Information Commissioner's Office.
Community Care 5/6/13

Clegg intervenes to sound death knell for ratios policy

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the government's proposed changes to childcare ratios were so fundamentally flawed that he felt compelled to intervene to stop them. CYP 6/6/13

What is the adoption assessment process like for social workers?

The government intends to shorten the time required to be approved as an adopter. But what is involved in the process? Guardian 10/6/13

Barnado's and councils issue joint warning over Government's adoption reforms

Children's charity Barnado's and the Local Government Association (LGA) have issued a joint warning that Government reforms of the adoption system could adversely impact on children and parents and jeopardise recent improvements. LGA 11/6/13

Two social impact bonds launched to fund schemes that help children

Two new social impact bonds have been launched with support from the Cabinet Office's Social Outcomes Fund, which co-funds SIBs alongside other public sector contractors. Third Sector 7/6/13