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Adoption leaders bid to reform ‘institutionally racist’ system

Community Care

The adoption system is “institutionally racist”, sector leaders have warned, in a strategy designed to tackle ethnic inequalities facing children and prospective adopters and a lack of diversity in the workforce. of prospective adopters approved in England from 2018-19 to 2020-21, compared with the 6.4%

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DfE proposes law change to improve adults’ access to adoption therapy

Community Care

The government has proposed changing the law to make it easier for adults to access adoption-related counselling. The Department for Education is consulting on removing the requirement for counsellors providing adoption-related therapy to adults to register with Ofsted as adoption support agencies.

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Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board to close this month

Community Care

The Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) will close this month, the Department for Education has confirmed. It was renamed the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board in 2018, as its remit was widened to special guardianship arrangements for children formerly in care. Care review plans .

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Children adopted from care falls to lowest in 21 years, government figures show

Community Care

The number of children adopted from care fell to its lowest level in 21 years in 2020-21, Department for Education (DfE) figures show. Delays in family court proceedings during Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the latest annual decline in adoptions, but the number has fallen each year since a peak of 5,360 in 2014-15.

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Adoption workforce must become more diverse to help tackle racial disparities, says Lords report

Community Care

The government must set up a task force to tackle longstanding racial disparities in the adoption system, including by making the workforce more diverse. This was because of an increasing focus on the role of race in identity formation and the challenges of transracial adoptions. Lack of diversity in adoption workforce and panels .

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Adoptions continue to decline with children waiting longer to be placed, latest figures show

Community Care

The decline in the number of adoptions since 2015 is continuing while children are waiting longer on average to be placed despite an expanding pool of approved adopters, official figures show. for regional adoption agencies, from 2022-25, sparking renewed calls for investment in the rest of the care system. Related articles.

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