Views of adoptive parents in Wales sought

Published: 26.10.15

The views of adoptive parents in Wales are being sought to help shape adoptive services across the nation.
Views of adoptive parents in Wales sought

The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Education Committee wants to know the extent of the progress made since their Inquiry into Adoption Services in Wales was published in November 2012.

The committee, now undertaking follow-up work on their report into adoption services in Wales, is seeking adoptive parents' views on:

• The Welsh Government's progress in respect of the 16 recommendations and the 25 'detailed actions' set out on pages 5-11 of the committee's report.

• Views on progress relating to:
a) The recruitment, assessment and preparation of adopter parents;
b) The matching process and support for the transition;
c) The information and support for children and young people including access to quality life-story work;
d) Post-adoption support for children, young people and families (including from social services, education, health and mental health services).

For more information on how to prepare responses click here.

Adoptive parents can use this form to submit their evidence to the committee. All submissions must be received by Friday, 20 November.

The committee also intends to seek the views of adopters and children and young people to inform their follow up work. Further details will be published shortly.