DC has said that he wishes to encourage the speeding up of the adoption process - so far, so good.
But he then goes on to add a silly political soundbite about a target of "doubling" the number of adoptions.
We do not want it doubled, we simply want the process to be speeded up for those children for whom it is appropriate and where suitable adopters are available. This may involve doubling the number (or maybe less or maybe more) - silly targets are meaningless and encourage poor professional practice as we have seen in the NHS and in education.
I wonder if resources will follow this announcement - more trained SWs, more adoptive parent recruitment campaigns, more support for adoptive parents who take on older more challenging children etc. etc. These don't come cheap.
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