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Scotland’s Adoption Register nears ‘100’ landmark, 16/02/14 [S]

Almost 100 young lives have been turned around over the last three years since a national Adoption Register was established to help find loving families.

The Register, which is being placed on a statutory footing in the Children and Young People Bill, which the Parliament will vote on this Wednesday (February, 19) enables children to be matched with potential families from across the country, rather than limiting opportunities within a local authority area.

Funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) since being launched as an initial three-year pilot in April 2011, the family-finding scheme has already helped place 95 young people.

Building on that progress, the CYP Bill will require local authorities and registered adoption services to provide specified information to the register and will ensure that all councils are using the register.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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Scotland’s Adoption Register nears ‘100’ landmark