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Response to the Government's adoption action plan

Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, has commented on the Government's recently announced adoption action plan.

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Research reveals prevalence of kinship care

A recent study has revealed that around 173,200 children across the UK are being raised by a relative instead of by their mother or father. This equates to around one in every 77 children in the UK. These figures are based on data from the 2001 census, and researchers believe the numbers are likely to have increased significantly since then.

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Review of Hague Conventions suggests operational improvements

The recent review of the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions has drawn to a close, with the Special Commission making a number of recommendations to improve the way the Conventions operate in Contracting States. 

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