National adoption news

National Adoption Week

Celebrating the generations of adopted people, and the people who support them.

Finding adopters for children who wait the longest for a permanent home 

Children with a disability wait nine months longer to be adopted from care than children without a disability

Update on the Carer’s Leave Bill

Carer’s Leave Bill gains Royal Assent and becomes the Carer’s Leave Act!

SEND and Alternative Provision – changes ahead

It’s good news and encouraging change ahead as the Government roadmap is published for national reform to support special educational needs and disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision.

Visit from Sarah Jennings from the Department for Education

On Thursday 2 February, we were honoured to be visited by Sarah Jennings, Deputy Director Adoption, Family Justice and children’s rights, from the Department for Education. 

Children and Families Act 2014: A failure of implementation

The report makes a number of recommendations on how the Government can “realise its ambitions initially set out in the Act across adoption, family justice and employment rights.”

Important new Ofsted update on alternative provision

In Ofsted’s new framework, released on Tuesday 29 November 2022, it states that alternative provision will continue and will be monitored.