Welcome to another sunny Monday…. as the air cools and the honeyed-sepia light filters through our windows at Researching Reform, the news keeps pouring in, reminding us that controversy never rests…. our latest question for curious conundrum solvers everywhere:

The charity Coram has recently merged with the Children’s Legal Centre but Coram as an organisation doesn’t just offer support services to families and children, it also has an adoption arm. Is there an inherent conflict of interest?

Possible answer: Yes, adoption agencies must remain completely independent, regardless of the underlying good intentions that do exist in trying to give children safe and loving homes to live in.

Over to you….