David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process – BBC News

This has the makings of a million personal tragedies – all designed by David Cameron and his Tories.

How many innocent families will have their children taken away from them while they fight false claims of abuse, under Cameron’s new ‘faster-track’ system?

How many of them will – like Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter – find there is no way to get their children back after they have won their case?

The adoption procedure is already too hasty.

One wonders why David Cameron needs to deprive so many people of their children so needlessly.

Prime Minister David Cameron wants to increase dramatically the number of children currently in care who move in with their adoptive families before the required legal work is completed.

Some 10% of adopted children are already placed with families early, according to his office.

But Mr Cameron wants these numbers to double as soon as possible.

Town hall bosses said it was also “vital” to address court delays and speed up legal proceedings.

The prime minister said too few councils were using early placement schemes and doubling the numbers would see 500 more children settled in new homes sooner.

Source: David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process – BBC News

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11 thoughts on “David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process – BBC News

  1. Al

    I hate the To**es as much as the next guy, but, isn’t it worth addressing things a bit less hastily. As I’m aware, the adoption system is pretty slow and in most cases, the authorities do everything they can to keep children with their parents.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No – read the story of the parents I mention in the article. The adoption system wasn’t slow at all in their cases. Remember – it only has to be faster than the parents’ ability to exonerate themselves and the child is lost forever.

      1. Al

        That is just 1 really badly handled case though. I’m sure this could actually have a benefit for a lot of people.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        It’s just one case that happened to be reported recently – not the only one ever.

  2. Dez

    Yet another Con disaster in the making from them knowing so little about the real way things are and just taking the word of the appropriately named SS (Social Services) and their co conspirators in this dark place of british injustice. I have seen this system in action for real and it is a disgusting place that only gets some light shone on its dark ways when things go wrong or where the press get involved with some dispicable decisions that have been made. Baby P led to over reaction in the SS and with the large influx of refugees children they are probably now swamped out because they could not cope professionally with the normal child intakes….so once again brainless knee jerking is the response for which the children will become the victims of this grave system injustice. The history of fabricated lies, legally silenced parents, biased legal advice leaning to their paymasters wishes, Family Courts that rarely challenge the authorities, and worst no press unless of public interests. This is not justice in any shape it is a travesty as was pointed out by the Higher Courts yet once again despite higher advice on getting it right absolutely diddly squat has been done and it is still cloaked in secrecy and closed courts with everything weighed against the family. Just like the failed petitions and other advice to the authorities. Yes
    of course they get some right, and for the best interests of the child, however there are far to many cases where the parents with a lot more support would be quite capable of looking after there kids…..far better than the Authorities if what happened to the girls in the North are anything to go by……

  3. Joyce Roll

    The main reason for changing anything in the UK is to save money .Once a child is no longer in care , the cost of that child’s upbringing is no longer a charge on the public purse .

  4. Bookworm

    If a family is homeless the council only has a statutory duty towards the children, therefore these children could be among those fast tracked into adoption in theory?

  5. A-Brightfuture

    Care homes for children are costing to much money, as they are filling up fast.

    Refugee children without parents being bought to the UK need adoptive parents, and quick.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Fine – they can fast-track the care home children while ensuring that children aren’t removed permanently from parents until any pertinent legal action is concluded.
      Have they not made provision for that?
      Then they should not go ahead with this plan.

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