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Concurrent Planning: When the child is returned home.
Friday 7 October 2016

Some of the member adoption agencies of CVAA offer concurrent planning where an adopter is also approved as foster carer. But what is it like when the child in care is returned to its birth family?

National Statistics: Number of adoptions in England 2015-16

Last week Department for Education released data of looked after children in England including numbers for adoptions for the year April 2015- March 16.

Call for evidence: Scoping study for a new national family justice observatory
Monday 22 August 2016

There is a general consensus that improvements need to be made to enhance the use of research evidence in the family justice system.

Press release from Government: ministerial and government appointments
Tuesday 19 July 2016

On 17 July 2016 the English Government announced the new ministerial and government appointments in a press release. This comes after last week’s appointment of the new Prime Minister Theresa May.

Quality Standards Advisory Committee 14 July 2016
Friday 17 June 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has opened the public registration facility to observe the committee meeting for children’s attachment.

NICE: Children’s Attachment Consultation Now Open
Monday 23 May 2016

Consultation is now open on the draft children’s attachment quality standard.

NICE – Dates for the Children’s Attachment Standard Consultation
Tuesday 26 April 2016

The Quality Standard Consultation for Children’s Attachment will run from 23rd May to 21st June 2016.

Practice and Improvement Fund open for applications
Wednesday 20 April 2016

Today DfE has launched the first bidding round for the Practice and Improvement Fund that was announced in ‘Adoption – A Vision for Change’. The first round was opened today and the deadline for bids is noon on 3 June.

Review of post adoption support needed in Wales, says National Assembly Committee
Monday 18 April 2016

The National Assembly for Wales Children and Young People and Education Committee has been reviewing the progress made since its inquiry into adoption services in 2012.

Andrew Christie as new Chair of the Adoption Leadership Board
Monday 4 April 2016

Department for Education has announced the new Chair for the Adoption Leadership Board.