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Experts to overhaul the adoption system with new processes for prospective parents
22 December 2011
Director of Children's Services
at Action for Children, Hugh Thornbery, responded to the news from
Children's minister Tim Loughton that delays are preventing
potential parents from completing their adoption.
He said: "If you look at the system as a whole, there's far too
much delay. The longer it takes to place a child in adoption the
greater the chances the placement will not work out.
"The focus needs to be on ensuring we approve the right people
but also trying to ensure it's done as quickly as possible and as
safely as possible."