Government admits adoption register needs changes

The Department for Education and Skills has confirmed changes
are needed to the failing adoption register, writes
Derren Hayes.

Its admission comes as the register, run by Jewish adoption
agency Norwood, announced it has matched just 75 children with
adopted families since it fully began operating two years ago. With
funding of more than £1.25 million during that period, each
match has cost £16,000.

Despite this, a DfES spokesperson said there are no plans to
stop the service and “we are clear the register is
right”, but admitted a review of how it was working had been
carried out and shown that “we need to make it work

The DfES spokesperson would not comment on what the changes
might be, but said it was always looking to improve services.

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