New inquiry seeks views of adoptive families & professionals

26 March 2021

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence ((APPGAP) today opened a new inquiry in response to the recently launched Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England. The “Strengthening Families” inquiry will focus on “the points of vulnerability in a child’s journey from the care system into adoption and how adoptive families can be strengthened to enable children and young people to experience the ongoing love, stability, and safety they need in order to flourish”.

As part of the inquiry the APPGAP has announced a Call for Evidence and is seeking the views of adopted people, adoptive parents, social care professionals, academics and voluntary organisations working in adoption.

You can take part by submitting your comments online using the links to the two surveys below:

Survey for adopted children and young people (Age 18 and under).

Survey for adopted adults, adoptive parents, and professionals.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 April 2021.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence (APPGAP) was established in February 2019. The group is chaired by Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central. Charities Adoption UK and Home for Good provide the secretariat for the group. You can find full details of the inquiry and the survey here.

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