- New adoption and special guardianship leader appointed
- Councils urged to prioritise adoption
- More funding to boost adoption support
- New support for foster families to overcome trauma
- Become a special guardian
Intercountry adoption: information for adoption agencies
Added Intercountry adoption privacy notice.
Knowledge and skills statement for achieving permanence
Added the government response and a link to a knowledge and skills statement about permanence arrangements for children.
Statistics: private fostering - 2010 to 2015
Added note to explain that we will no longer publish statistics on notifications of private fostering arrangements.
Children Act 1989: fostering services
Updated paragraph references to 'Delegation of authority to foster carers' as it has been included in the 'Children Act 1989: care planning, placement and case review' document.
- Regional adoption agencies programme
- Apply to adopt a child through your council
Adoption: national minimum standards
Updated standards document.
- Adoption: statutory guidance
- Fostering services: assessment and approval of foster carers
- Fostering services: national minimum standards
- Independent reviewing officers' handbook
- Children Act 1989: private fostering
- National minimum standards for private fostering