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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).

At decision time the following amended motion was agreed to:


That the Parliament recognises that this is National Adoption Week; congratulates the work of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering in raising awareness of adoption via its campaign, Rule Yourself In; acknowledges that there is an increase in the number of children being adopted, including those from care, but recognises the damage that multiple placements can have and the need to secure permanency quickly and at an early age; welcomes the Scottish Governmentís recently launched Parenting Strategy, which includes commitments to all of Scotlandís parents, including corporate parents, as well as the proposals contained in the Rights of Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, and agrees that the work to support a collaborative multi-agency approach to improving the quality of decisions in respect of permanence planning should continue; further notes the publication of the consultation responses to the Bill and agrees to give them full consideration as it progresses, and believes that more robust data collection at a national level and adequate support for social workers is critical to ensuring success.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 November 2012 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 November 2012