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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 Committee
Children and Families Act 2014

Monday 6 June 2022

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.15pm (public)


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Lords to examine racial and ethnic disparities in the adoption system

The Committee hears from founders  of initiatives which aim to improve the experience of minority ethnicity adopters and adoptees.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
At 3.15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
CEO at Agency Connection
CEO at Diversity Adopt

Likely question topics include:

  • Reasons for ethnic disparities in the adoption system, such as increased waiting times for black and minority ethnicity children
  • The impact of the removal of the requirement to consider ethnicity in adoption
  • Recruitment of adopters from different backgrounds
  • Diversity within adoption panels 
  • Support for adopters and adoptees
  • The suitability of existing models for permanence, including adoption and special-guardianship orders, for ethnic minority groups
  • Changes needed to the adoption system

Further Information

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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