Coram welcomes government adoption action plan to reduce delays for children
Coram has welcomed the Prime Minister’s proposed changes to legislation to ensure that, when adoption is in the child’s best interests, they are placed with loving and stable families as soon as possible.
Ahead of the Government’s Adoption Action Plan next week, the Prime Minister will today outline some of the major changes being introduced to speed up the process for vulnerable children. These include:
"David Cameron was moved to consider the radical change after hearing the success of a scheme pioneered by the children's charity Coram" The Times, 9 March 2012
Carol Homden, Chief Executive of UK children’s charity Coram, which runs a leading voluntary adoption service, said: “We welcome the action being taken by the Government to tackle delay. Delay harms children and we must all act collectively on a national as well as local basis to ensure that every child gets the best possible chance of finding security, love and stability in an adoptive family as early as possible. Six months can be half a lifetime for a child.
CORAM IN THE NEWS
· Coram’s work in concurrency is featured in The Times
· Children’s Minister Tim Loughton MP highlighted Coram’s work with Harrow Council during an interview with BBC Radio London
· Carol Homden, Coram Chief Executive was interviewed by Paul Ross and Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London Breakfast at 8am
· Jane and Clive, a couple who adopted a brother and sister through the Coram/Harrow partnership spoke of their experience in BBC One’s Postcode Lottery programme