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At least 9,000 new foster families needed in 2013, 14/02/13 [E/NI/S/W]
The Fostering Network warns that despite the total number of fostering households going up to over 50,000 during the last year, thousands more are still needed as the number of children in care has increased for a sixth year in a row, and is continuing to rise.

Children and Families Bill, 04/02/13 [E/W]
First reading in the House of Commons for this DfE bill that makes provision for reforms to adoption, family justice, an overhaul of Special Educational Needs, reinforcing the role of the Children’s Commissioner and plans to introduce childminders agencies.

Adoption Motion, 06/11/12 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 6 November 2012 by Aileen Campbell (SNP) on permanence and adoption.

Permanence and Adoption Debate, 06/11/12 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 6 November 2012 on permanence and adoption. The debate was introduced by Aileen Campbell (SNP).

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill, 04/07/12 - 25/09/12 [S]
The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the proposed Children and Young People Bill which sets out a range of proposals for taking forward ambitions for children’s rights and services. Consultation to 25 September 2012.

It takes a village to raise a child, 27/06/12 [E/NI/S/W]
This report for Adoption UK on support for adoptive parents says that many adoptive families are not getting the support they need from the government or local authorities, and that current law regarding adoption pay and leave “sends out the message that adopters are `second-class parents’ and their children are `second-class children’”.

Adoption Written Answer, 30/05/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Liz Smith's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive how many children have been adopted and how many children have been waiting for adoption in each year since 1999.

Fostering Disabled Children Oral Question, 17/05/12 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 17 May 2012 Liam McArthur (LD) asked the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to provide support to families fostering disabled children.

Foster Care Motion, 14/05/12 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2012 by Mary Fee (Lab) on foster care fortnight.

Adoption Written Answer, 01/05/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the number of families who have adopted in each of the last 10 years; what information it holds on the number of families who have been unsuccessful in adopting in each of the last 10 years; and how many adoptions have broken down in each of the last 10 years.