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Adoption reforms fail to prioritise family members

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The Guardian

Cathy Ashley
Guardian Professional, Monday 25 February 2013

The children and families bill exempts councils from their duty to prioritise placing children with a suitable relative.

The children and families bill is the most far-reaching child welfare legislation to be considered by parliament for decades. Adoption is the permanent removal of a child from their birth family. When enforced against the parents’ will, it is one of the most severe acts that the state can take.

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