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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...

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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...

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New training for adoption social workers to support trans applicants

18th August 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GKErpeB35E&t=11s   Working effectively with transgender and non-binary applicants   Adoption and foster care agencies need to make sure that they we...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Help LGBT adopters & foster carers - New Family Social is recruiting!

19th July 2017
Volunteer coordinator sought - Based Cambridge area (2 year contract, part-time) Hours per week: 14 Salary: £25,250 pro rata (Actual salary is £10,100 pa).   If you enjoy directly ...

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Free training for adoption social workers to support LGBT applicants

17th July 2017
Although 1 in 10 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples in 2016, LGBT people still report incidents of discrimination while going through the approval process and when being matched with potent...

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