Adoption lapses

14th April 2000 at 01:00
ENGLAND'S adoption system

is in urgent need of reform, health minister John Hutton has admitted.

He was responding to a survey by the Social Services Inspectorate which found that while 1,297 approved adopter had no children placed with them, 2,400 children were waiting to be placed.

The survey, which was carried out earlier this year, also found wide regional variations in performance by adoption services.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now