Consultation outcome

Adoption: getting it right, making it work

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of consultation responses, the main reforms and the government’s response outlining the next steps to be taken, which include changes to the statutory guidance and 4 sets of regulations.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Proposed changes to adoption regulations and statutory guidance in England as a result of part 1 of the Children and Families Bill.

Documents

Adoption consultation document

The Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014 (Draft)

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Adoption: shortened statutory guidance

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Consultation description

The department consulted on amendments to statutory guidance and regulations about:

  • fostering for adoption
  • consideration of ethnicity when matching children with prospective adopters
  • placing siblings with an adoptive family
  • information to be provided about adoption support
  • the Adoption and Children Act register
  • contact in respect of children in care and adopted children

We also consulted on the revision to the second outcome in standard 13 of the adoption national minimum standards and the updated statutory adoption guidance.