In the News: London authorities, Coronation Street, contact changes
Published: 13.02.13A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
London Councils drive down numbers of children in care
The number of looked-after children in London is falling because senior social work managers in the capital are actively pursuing other options such as kinship care, a report has found. Children and Young People Now 12/2/13
Tracing birth families on Facebook can have a devastating impact all round
A Coronation Street storyline is highlighting a serious issue for adopted children and their families in the age of social media. Guardian 11/2/13
Social workers no longer obliged to promote contact with birth parents
The government hopes new legislation will prevent birth parents from having unregulated contact with adopted and looked-after children. Community Care 8/2/13