Giving more children a family

New figures out today show that the number of adoptions is up  in the last year, thanks to an increase in financial support to councils and voluntary groups and a faster adoption process, and the time it takes to adopt has reduced for the first time ever. The government will go further and from next month councils will be able will apply for £19 million national Adoption Support Fund and any school child adopted from care will benefit from an extra £1900 of additional pupil premium money.