Adoption Summit July 2014

Adoption Summit – supporting adopters and children

Kent County Council and children’s charity Coram today held an Adoption Summit focussing on support for families after adoption. KCC Cabinet Member for Specialist Children’s Services Jenny Whittle said the service wanted to follow up the huge improvements to recruiting adopters and placing children with families with enhanced post-adoption support. She said, although very rare in Kent, when…

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KCC launches new adoption campaign – Changing Futures

Kent County Council is launching a new adoption campaign to find homes for 43 children who urgently need to find forever families. For the first time, potential parents will be able to read about these children’s lives, loves and needs on the KCC adoption website. KCC is finding homes for youngsters in Kent every day but some…

Kent adoptions rise by 38%

The number of children adopted in Kent rose by 38% last year (2013/4) thanks to the innovative partnership between KCC and children’s charity Coram. Latest figures from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, show that at the end of a very busy year 145 adoptions were approved, compared to 105 in 2012/3. A further…