Education Secretary unveils a new blueprint for adoption – Press releases – GOV.UK

New plan to see more children placed in loving, stable homes by ensuring adoption is always pursued where it is in a child’s best interest.

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A brand-new strategy to transform the life chances of those children who spend up to 18 months in care waiting to be adopted – a tenth of their precious childhood – has been unveiled by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. 

The announcement comes just months after a landmark intervention by the Prime Minister, where he announced new measures to double the number of children placed with their adoptive family sooner – halving the time they spend in care. 

The 4-year strategy – the first in a number of announcements that will revolutionise support for the most vulnerable children in our society – explicitly sets out for the first time how it will deliver a system where all children are matched with adoptive parents without delay, free from the shackles of council red tape. 
The plan also includes a new drive to boost the educational success of adopted children. For the first time ever, every single child adopted from care will have a designated teacher and ‘virtual school head’ who will provide tailored support to help children overcome trauma and give these young people the best possible education. 
Government will also provide £14 million investment for innovative local schemes that result in more children ending up in loving homes, such as Coram Cambridgeshire, which puts babies under 2 with foster parents who are also willing to adopt them, minimising delays.
And, to drive forward the new strategy, the government has today (27 March 2016) appointed Andrew Christie as the new Chair of the Adoption Leadership Board, who has more than 40 years’ experience on the front line in children’s social care. Andrew will work hand in hand with ministers over the coming months to make this plan a reality.

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