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Post adoption support: a rapid response survey of local authorities in England

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posted on 30.07.2015 by Lisa Holmes, Samantha McDermid, Clare Lushey
The Adoption and Children Act (2002) places a duty on local authorities to maintain an appropriate service for adoption support. The adoption support services regulations require authorities to conduct assessments of adoption support needs when requested by an adoptive child, their parents, natural parents or former guardians. The government propose to reduce the delays in the adoption process and make improvements to the recruitment, preparation and assessment of prospective adopters. The Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre (CWRC) was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to carry out a fast response survey of local authorities in England. The aims of the study were to look at how post-adoption support teams and services are structured and to identify barriers and facilitators to effective provision.
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The Department for Education

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

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  • Centre for Child and Family Research

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HOLMES, L., MCDERMID, S. and LUSHEY, C., 2013. Post adoption support: a rapid response survey of local authorities in England. London: Department for Education, Working Paper no. 19, 42pp.

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Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre; Department for Education

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2013

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This is a report. The Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre is an independent research centre with funding from the Department for Education. It is a partnership between the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) and other centres at the Institute of Education, the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent.

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