Welcome to another week.
The government has just unveiled new plans to speed up adoption in a bid to channel more vulnerable children into permanent placements, rather than temporary foster homes with a view to returning them to their parents where possible.
The move is an attempt at placing more children with adoptive parents, within a quicker time frame.
Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, described the new strategy as a “watershed moment” which would provide vulnerable children with the support and security they need. However social workers have expressed concern at the new policy, claiming it is a money saving scheme, and suggesting that the research used to push this new policy is questionable and does not provide evidence that the policy itself would even encourage more people to adopt.
Our question then, is just this: do you think the government’s latest policy on adoption is right?