The National Assembly for Wales Children and Young People Committee has been reviewing the progress made since its 2012 inquiry into adoption services.

We welcome the publication of Follow-up Inquiry into Adoption Services in Wales report.

Suzanne Griffiths, Director of Operations for the National Adoption Service said:

“Since its launch in November 2014 the National Adoption Service has worked collaboratively across local government and partners in the voluntary sector to deliver the best possible adoption service in Wales.”

"The National Adoption Service recognises the challenges in delivery of improved adoption services mentioned in the report and we have identified these as priorities for next year's plan and beyond. We have already commenced work on scoping an adoption support framework that delivers universal, targeted and tailored therapeutic adoption services.”

“Our performance data tells us that more children who have an agreed plan for adoption have been placed with families, children are being placed more quickly and the timeframe for approving adopters continues to improve.”

"We acknowledge that there is more to do for everyone to receive consistently better adoption services and we are working with the local government and voluntary partners on achieving high standard of services across Wales.”

The report can be found here

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