Speeded up adoption in England, any thoughts...?
High speed adoption, not what we all want to see here. 1 in 5 adoptions fail, I'm unclear how speeding up the process and making it easier for those who would otherwise be considered unsuitable is really going to help. But I remain open minded. To me a more stable foster care system where children don't get shuffled between up to 40 different home ought to be the priority, with greater use the Special Guardianship Orders introduced by the previous government in its Adoption and Children Act 2002 an idea that does not seem to have been taken up as it should. SGO could be used as a forerunner to adoption if everything works out
I'm not sure how our new "Adoption Tzar" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14063875 ) thinks persuading pregnant teenagers to shun abortion and put their child up for adoption is going to help when it so hard to find homes for the 15,000 + children already trapped in the care system
I can only think that adoption is a nice little earner for Mr Narey's ex employers Barnardo's whereas abortion is not so lucrative