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Debate in the Lords about the education of adopted children

onlineteamAUK May 15, 2019 11:20

Yesterday, Lord Triesman tabled a debate in the Lords about the education of adopted children. We're very proud to see how much of our research and recommendations is quoted. Lord Triesman said: "Nearly four in five adopted children say of themselves that they are confused and worried at school and believe that other kids enjoy school far more.

Two-thirds report being bullied or teased because of adoption. Some 70% of their parents fear lower attainment and three-fifths of those do not feel that their kids have an equal chance. These latter data come from Adoption UK, which I regard as an exceptional body."

You can read the whole debate here, including the Government's response:

Lettice May 17, 2019 13:41

Good to see this, especially the final point "Many reforms take time, and we may comfort ourselves on occasions that delay does not always destroy the opportunity altogether. But that is not so with these kids. They get their childhood and education just the once. When it is gone, it is gone."


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