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Regionalisation:improving the adoption experience in Wales

Rees, Alyson ORCID: and Hodgson, Phil 2017. Regionalisation:improving the adoption experience in Wales. Adoption and Fostering 41 (3) , pp. 268-278. 10.1177/0308575917722908

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We provide an overview of the National Adoption Service for Wales (NAS) which was launched in November 2014. Further to a 2016 briefing by John Simmonds, Director of Policy, Research & Development at CoramBAAF, on the regionalisation of adoption services in England, we outline the background and legislative changes that have been made in Wales and report on progress so far. We summarise the current position of NAS, drawing on a wide range of consultation and engagement events with adopted children, adopters and practitioners working in the sector. We conclude by identifying future priorities, challenges and areas for further development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: British Association of Adoption and Fostering
ISSN: 0308-5759
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 October 2017
Date of Acceptance: 28 July 2017
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:58

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