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Number of children in England being adopted continues to fall (Children & Young People Now)

24th August 2017
There's been a further fall in England in the number of children being adopted and the number of adoption orders being granted by the courts, figures published today show. Find out more: Number...

Scottish same-sex couple adoptions double in three years (PinkNews)

24th August 2017
Figures released this month show that adoptions in Scotland by same-sex couples have doubled since 2013. There have been 97 same-sex adoptions in Scotland so far, prompting hopes that a 100th same...

Judge grants order for English couple to adopt Scottish children (Scottish Legal News)

15th August 2017
A couple from England has been granted a court order to adopt two Scottish children despite the children’s birth parents opposing the applications. The siblings went into care following concerns abo...

Adoption support efforts hampered by ‘insufficient capacity to meet demand’ (Children & Young People Now)

3rd August 2017
  Efforts to provide therapeutic support for adopted children via the Adoption Support fund were hampered by insufficient capacity within the system, a report has found. Find out more:...

More support for adoptive families in Wales (ITV News)

26th July 2017
A report into the status of adoption support in Wales has revealed that there will be more help available to adoptive parents. According to the report 47 per cent of the children in the Wales Ado...

Mr Gay England encourages Liverpool LGBT community to become foster carers (Liverpool Echo)

26th July 2017
  Mr Gay England Matt Henderson-Rood - a former foster carer himself - is encouraging more LGBT people to get involved in fostering. Source: Mr Gay England encourages Liverpool LGBT commu...

National LGBT survey opens (GOV.UK)

26th July 2017
The Government Equalities Office launched a survey on 23 July to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people living in the UK. If you're lesbian, gay, bisexua...

Record increase in children receiving specialist SEN support (Children & Young People Now)

26th May 2017
There's been a record increase in the number of children receiving additional support for special educational needs, with the figure rising by more than 30,000 in a single year. It's the biggest in...

Number of young people receiving mental health support rises to 240,000 (Children & Young People Now)

25th May 2017
  The number of young people in contact with mental health services has passed the 240,000 mark. Figures published by the NHS show that at the end of February this year, there were 240,020 ...

Dozens of Wales’ looked-after children in care outside country (BBC News)

23rd May 2017
More than 130 looked-after children from Wales are currently in care placements outside the country, according to the BBC. BBC Wales asked all 22 local authorities in Wales how many children and yo...