Foster Care
“Chronic shortage” of carers willing to take on sibling groups

“Chronic shortage” of carers willing to take on sibling groups

49 percent of all children in the UK currently waiting to be adopted are part of a sibling group, according to research, and now children’s charity Action for Children is acting to raise awareness of the effect of sibling group separation as part of National Adoption Week. Organised by the

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Children of adopted children may get rights to contact birth parents in Wales

Children of adopted children may get rights to contact birth parents in Wales

Welsh ministers have opened consultations on proposals to give adopted children and their offspring rights to seek their birth parents. At present only adopted adults and their birth brothers and sisters have the right. One of the reasons put forward for the proposal is to help families discover if there

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Government allocates £7.4m to extend foster kids’ right to “Stay Put” until 21

Government allocates £7.4m to extend foster kids’ right to “Stay Put” until 21

The Department for Education (DfE) has introduced changes to its Planning Transition to Adulthood for Care Leavers guidance, within the Children and Families Act, allocating funding to local councils so that foster children may extend their right to stay up to the age of 21. £7.4m of funding has been

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