Alison J Stevens's Blog – October 2009 Archive (2)

LEGAL CHANGES REGARDING ADOPTION AND FOSTERING CAME INTO OPERATION IN SCOTLAND ON 28TH SEPTEMBER 2009

New legal changes concerning Adoption,and Fostering in Scotland, came into operation on 28TH September 2009.

The changes allow the same sex,and unmarried couples to Foster,and Adopt children in Scotland.

Provision within the adoption Scotland act of 2007, mean Councils, will no longer restrict their options too married couples.

Barbara Hudson BAAF Director within Scotland stated, by allowing unmarried people too adopt, will increase the number of potential parents, she also… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on October 5, 2009 at 23:10 — No Comments

CYPNOW Blog

I applaud Lord Laming and the new scheme to be introduced in Hertfordshire, with reference to newly qualified Social Workers, being given a years extra training and mentoring, in regards to practical training and reduced case loads.

The former could prevent vulnerable children being left at risk, because of inaccurate data and documentation in case files by adequately qualified and less experienced staff and could also prevent miscarriages of justice and children taken into care wrongly,… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on October 5, 2009 at 22:09 — No Comments

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