Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: looked-after children and adoption

How the government is reducing the time it takes to adopt and improving the quality of care for all looked-after children.

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



This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

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Published 22 April 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Updated the 'actions', 'background' and 'who we've consulted' sections.
  3. Updated the statistic of children in care in England as a result of national statistics up to March 2013. Also added details about the consultation on improving permanence of placements for looked-after children (launched in September 2013), and updated the list of organisations we're working with to support looked-after children.
  4. Added information on changes to the regulations surrounding the approval and assessment of foster carers, introduced on 1 July 2013. Also updated the list of consultations to include the 3 consultations on looked-after children launched on 25 June 2013.
  5. First published.