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Tories don’t want to know about Oxford. Funny that

This week, a group of men were convicted for grooming girls in Oxfordshire. The crimes they committed are disgusting enough. What concerns us is that one of the girls – who has very eloquently given her story to the media repeatedly asked her local social services for help as well as the police. Her mother also ‘begged’ for help. The child who was adopted, said that nobody listened, they...
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THE QUEEN’S SPEECH AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

We love the Queen’s speech. We really do. A lady wearing a hat that costs more than most people’s houses remarked that it was a time of austerity. Mr Cameron gave us the now familiar Tory soundbite of, ‘This Queen’s Speech is all about backing people who work hard and want to get on in life.” We had been promised a whole new approach, one that would help improve,...
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Adoption Passport and Mr Timpson’s timid approach to a tragic situation

In recent days the UK Government launched yet another new adoption initiative. Intriguingly called an adoption passport, it’s a new guide for would-be adopters that will supposedly set out the support available for those who wish to adopt. Why are we not excited? Well, because it just sounds like another attempt to tip-toe around real change. While we at ABW agree on the need to encourage...
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National Adoption Week

This may have been the quietest National Adoption Week we have ever known – with special thanks to Radio 4 You and Yours programme for inviting me to join a panel discussion about adoption issues and our new campaign group, Adopt a Better Way. But it has been far from quiet for myself and my team of dedicated supporters and volunteers who worked tirelessly – many of them for free – to launch ABW...
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National Adoption Week

  The media has already called it a non-event. Adoption week. One week where we try to focus attention on the kids who don’t get a fair shot at life. The kids who languish in care. The kids who could have a family if the authorities and government could look beyond their own inhuman and inefficient processes. Since last year we’ve heard Cameron and co talk the talk. They made...
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The unintentional conspiracy against adoptive parents

If you were wearing your cynical hat, you might think it was intentional. I’m talking about the way in which potential adoptive parents are left to fend for themselves once an adoption is imminent. This is in stark contrast to the unparalleled scrutiny their lives receive the moment they apply to be parents. The fact that this is likely a result of ignorance and fractured processes rather than...
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