Adopted children

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  • Realistic Positivity: Understanding unexpected additional needs of children placed for adoption

    This report, published by the Council for Disabled Children highlights that for many children being placed for adoption and subsequently adopted is the end of a very traumatic journey. Needs associated with their pre-adoption journey can often arise after placement leading to families struggling with extra demands they were not prepared for. This research looks at the process leading to adoption and how this can prevent needs from being identified early on before looking at how professionals respond and what may support families in these circumstances.

    This is of relevance, particularly with the changes in early 2018 around supporting the educational attainment of previously looked after children.

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