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In the News: Misused neuroscience; Back from the brink; Adoption overhaul

Published: 30.04.14

Our weekly round-up of adoption related news stories.
In the News: Misused neuroscience; Back from the brink; Adoption overhaul

Is misused neuroscience defining early years and child protection policy?
The idea that a child's brain is irrevocably shaped in the first three years increasingly drives government policy on adoption and early childhood intervention. But does the science stand up to scrutiny? Guardian 26/4/14

'Social work support and therapeutic intervention pulled our adoptive family back from the brink of disaster'
Sally Donovan examines new research on adoption breakdown and finds the true scandal of adoption is being under reported. Community Care 24/4/14

Adoption: what would we want for our own children?
The adoption process is in need of overhaul to redress its flaws but some of the solutions proposed give cause for concern Observer 27/4/14