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Adoption system failings harm children’s life chances

The adoption system in England is not working for children. There is overwhelming evidence that adoption is an excellent permanence option for children who had the toughest of starts in life. Yet, despite record numbers of looked-after children, only 2,870 adoptions were made in 2020/21 compared with 5,360 in 2015.

Queen’s Speech failed most vulnerable families

Children and young people in the UK are growing up in some of the hardest times in recent history, where inflation rates are at a 40-year high and the cost of living crisis is hitting every household. Low-income families, who were already struggling, are faring the worst.