|The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new adoption strategy and funding package aimed at reforming the current system in England. The objective is to speed up adopter recruitment. The strategy proposes new legislative action which would require local authorities to outsource adoption services if their recruitment process is taking too long. In addition, the £150 million Early Intervention Grant topslice will be returned in full to the local authorities in the form of the Adoption Reform Grant.
|Source: Department for Education 24 January 2013|
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