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Full steam ahead for local authorities on adoptions – Or else

2 November 2011

At the end of September we posted about a DfE report on adoptions. The last week has brought us news that the Government will name and shame local authorities that are failing to put children up for adoption and fostering quickly enough.

The good news is that at least one successful blueprint is in place. Understandably, there may be some concerns about the amount of investment needed to follow this blueprint or a similar model (we don’t know what the set up costs were) but Harrow, working in partnership with the charity Coram, reports it is saving £440,000 a year removing children from the care system by matching children with adopters within between 4 and 6 months.

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