Correspondence

Letter to the local government sector regarding adopter recruitment, assessment and approval

A letter from Edward Timpson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, to local government regarding the response to adopter recruitment, assessment and approval.

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

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On 18 June 2013, Edward Timpson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote a letter to The Association of Directors of Children’s Services, the Local Government Association and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, outlining his response to local government’s feedback on proposals for improving adopter recruitment, assessment and approval.

On 8 August 2013 the department announced that £16 million will be given to adoption agencies to attract more adopters.

Further information about adoption is available on the department’s website.

Published 8 August 2013