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what would prospective adopters do if they were PM?

21 November 2011

Social Care Practitioners and adopters have been invited to share their views about the Treasury’s “rapid review” of adoption services. It certainly is rapid. Some may think the deadline is too short to allow for sufficiently broad range of feedback.

The letter is dated 14 November 2011, and asks for feedback on its 24 questions by Monday 28 November 2011. We are also saddened to see how little publicity this has received.

When there are changes we hope to see them introduced after widespread training, and led by experienced practitioners. If that doesn’t happen we can expect to see more litigation from adopters, children and their birth families in the future as those Social Workers who have to spearhead changes break new ground.

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