CVAA responds to the Public Law Working Group’s draft report on adoption
Following extensive consultation with its members, CVAA welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Public Law Working Group's draft report on adoption. VAAs welcome many of the recommendations that the report lays out and are behind the overall vision for a more modern adoption system that it seeks deliver. However, members felt strongly that implementing the report's recommendations alone will have little impact and that such a seismic shift in adoption policy and practice - particularly in how adopted people relationships are maintained - will require a significant increase in resources, and therefore significant government investment. Without the required level of funding, it is CVAAs concern that not only will the system and workforce be placed under increased strain, but that the children and families that the report seeks to support will not benefit from the changes that are proposed and greatly needed.