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Adoption Barometer

DigitalAUK June 29, 2021 10:37

The #AdoptionBarometer21 is out now. Half of young adopted people have sought help with their mental health & numbers are rising. Yet three quarters have not had the help they need. Join ministers, professionals and families at noon today to hear more about this year’s special focus on young people, and all the other results.

In a new blog, our CEO, Sue Armstrong Brown explains how young people are paying the price for lack of early and consistent support as she reviews this year's #AdoptionBarometer21 "Adopted young people and their families are paying the price of the adoption system’s failure to provide early and consistent support... Today we’re setting out a six-point plan for change. The foundation is the provision of written support plans for every child, agreed with adopters before placement, anticipating future as well as current support needs and annually reviewed. It includes training in early childhood trauma for education and health professionals and the extension of adoption services to at least age 26. These things will cost money. But the cost if we don’t do them is too high." Read more


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