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Give a Child a Home

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Supported by the Department of Education, the Give a Child a Home campaign aims to encourage people to foster and adopt”.

Speaking to ITN on Monday 31st October 2011, David Cameron said that wants to improve the adoption prospects for children “languishing in the care system”.

There is wide variation between the best authorities and the worst. The aim is that the worse authorities should copy the examples of good practice of the better ones. Performance tables showing how each local authority is performing against 15 key indicators have been updated to 1st November 2011 and are published by the Dept for Education.

Cameron is promoting a more “pro-adoption” culture in order to give children the chance of “a great start in life and a great life”. He is looking to encourage adoptive parents to come forward and to remove some of the obstacles to adoption including “pointless and intrusive questions” and a “tick-box mentality”.

A local agency doing excellent work in this area is Families for Children.

See also “Adoption: The Narey Report”