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Research into private fostering, 26/03/10 [E/NI/S/W]
This research by the National Children's Bureau for the Department for Children, Schools and Families looks at private fostering.

Carers Written Answer, 04/03/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Johann Lamont's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what progress there has been, and whether it is commited to, achieving parity in levels of kinship carer payments with that of foster carers by 2011; what guidance has been given to local authorities on this; and what progress there has been in its discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on the impact of kinship carer payments on welfare benefits.

Foster Care Written Answer, 11/02/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Robert Brown's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of foster parents.

Equality Bill, 25/01/10 [E/S/W]
The Fourth Committee Day for the Equality Bill in the House of Lords took place on 25 January 2010.

Fostering and Adoption Week Motion, 22/01/10 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 22 January 2010 by Robert Brown (LD) noting a need for foster carers in Scotland.

Education Committee takes evidence on adoption subordinate legislation, 13/01/10 [S]
During its meeting of 13 January 2010 the Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee took evidence on subordinate legislation relating to the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.

Adoption Written Answer, 11/01/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jim Hume's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what its position is on the ethics of the sexual orientation of prospective adoptive parents being a prohibitive factor in the adoption of children; what its position is on adoption agencies having an automatic presumption against prospective adoptive parents on the basis of their sexual orientation; and whether it is legal for adoption agencies to have an automatic presumption against prospective adoptive parents on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Adoption Written Answer, 22/09/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Willie Coffey's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what the average timescale is for an adoption order to be issued, from the time of placement of a child with prospective adoptive parents.

Adoption Written Answer, 22/09/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Willie Coffey's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive how many applications have been made to courts for adoption orders in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

Adoption Written Answer, 22/09/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Willie Coffey's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to reduce administrative delays in the adoption system; and what change has taken place since April 2001 in the time taken to process applications for approval as prospective adoptive parents.