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Adoption charity backs new government strategy
10:16am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
CARITAS Care, which places children with new families across Lancashire, has welcomed a new Government strategy aimed at speeding up the adoption process.
The Roman Catholic charity supports the moves to tackle the shortage of adopters across the UK. This week’s Government announcement urges local authorities including Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire county to put a long-term plan in place to recruit more adopters.
If the councils fail to deliver, then the Government will use new strategic powers to require them to outsource adoption recruitment and approval services. The adoption and fostering charity’s chief executive Jim Cullen said: “Statistics show that there is a current shortfall of 3000 adopters in the country needed to tackle the backlog.”