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In the News: Support at matching needed; family-abuse children 'unprotected'

Published: 04.07.14

Catch up with our weekly round up of stories related to adoption and looked after children
In the News: Support at matching needed; family-abuse children 'unprotected'

The striking parallels between adopters' experiences today and 150 years ago
Sally Donovan finds adopters' support experiences have been almost Dickensian, but reports the future is looking much brighter Community Care 01/07/14

Parents and social workers need more support with adoption
Adoption teams can be pressured into making matches too quickly because fast-track adoptions are now more common Guardian 01/07/14

'I love my adopted daughter but should never have been matched with her'
Single parent Hannah White, whose daughter has cerebral palsy, says social workers should have known better Guardian 01/07/14

Family-abuse children 'unprotected', commissioner warns
"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz has said. BBC News 03/07/14