Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ADOPTION FIGURES TO BE REBUTTED

  • Comment
The Association of Directors of Social Services is planning to rebut claims of an 'anti-adoption culture' in childc...
The Association of Directors of Social Services is planning to rebut claims of an 'anti-adoption culture' in childcare departments.

Tory MP Julian Brazier, who leads an informal group of pro-adoption MPs, got year-end health figures from the House of Commons library showing some councils put as few as 1% of their looked-after children up for adoption.

He said the government should 'in extremis consider taking away adoption from the worst offending authorities'.

The ADSS has been gathering its own statistics directly from social services departments, which seemed as they were being collated this week to contradict Mr Brazier's figures.

ADSS president Chris Davies said: 'We said at the time we do not agree with the conclusions Mr Brazier has drawn. Now, having had a chance to work on figures ourselves, we think his are seriously flawed and we will be coming to conclusions this week.

'If it proves that the figures were flawed then from the point of view of public information we will want to set the record straight.'

Mr Davies said social services departments were committed to putting children up for adoption if it was right for them, and 'headline-grabbing statements' did not help those children.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.