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In the News: Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements

Published: 17.12.14

A round up of recent news stories relating to looked after children and adoption.
In the News: Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements

Schools struggling to meet the needs of adopted children, charity warns - TESConnect - 02.12.14
Adopted children are falling behind their classmates at school because their needs are not fully understood by teachers, a charity claims.

Social workers must not 'shy away' from adoption – top family judge - The Telegraph - 16.12.14
Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements warning that children could be put at risk by new obsession with keeping them with relatives 'at all costs'

'Having children of our own inspired us to adopt': Meet three families who have adopted siblings for their birth children - MailOnline - 14.12.14
While infertility may top the list when it comes to the most common reasons for adoption, it is not the only motivator. Three mothers tell Ruth Tierney why they chose adopted siblings for their birth children

Call for review of special guardianship orders - CYPN - 11.12.14
The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has called for a review of special guardianship orders (SGOs) amid a sharp rise in numbers being granted and concerns about the way they are used.