Policy paper

Adoption action plan

Proposals to accelerate the adoption process and improve it.

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

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


An action plan for adoption: tackling delay


The ‘An action plan for adoption’ document outlines plans to accelerate the adoption system process to benefit children and families.

The ‘Redesigning adoption’ report, by the Expert Working Group on Adoption, reviews the current adoption process and details proposals to improve it .

Published 14 March 2012