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Every single day a child spends waiting in care for their new family is a further delay to a life full of love and stability. This just isn’t good enough.There are currently no barriers to councils working together to streamline and improve the adoption system, but evidence shows that at present - when placing children for adoption - some councils tend to concentrate their efforts locally, rather than looking further afield for what might be a better match. This can lead to children waiting much longer than necessary when parents are readily available.
By coming together and joining forces, councils can make sure more children are matched with families far quicker - regardless of where they live.Thanks to reforms under the last government, there are now more families than ever ready to adopt. The government now wants to make sure that fewer children face unnecessary delays before being placed in a loving and stable home.