Adopter recruitment, assessment and approval

ADCS, LGA and SOLACE have issued a letter and paper outlining the respective commitments of a sector-defined approach to addressing adopter shortage, both of which have been sent to Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson. The sector-defined commitments in the paper represent our three organisations’ respective commitments to addressing the shortage of approved adopters.

We have made these commitments in response to the Minister’s challenge to the sector, laid down in his foreword to ‘Further Action on Adoption’: “We will not hesitate to intervene where we believe this is in children’s best interests. However, we recognise that this is a radical step and if local authorities are able to bring forward alternative proposals that will deliver a radical shift in the system’s capacity then we will not need to use the power. I encourage our partners in the sector to come forward with their proposals for addressing the current failures in the system”.

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