David Ruffley MP welcomes new adoption plans

Friday, 10 August, 2012

David Ruffley MP welcomes radical measures to speed up the adoption system with a 'foster-first' policy for couples who are approved to adopt.

David Ruffley MP said: 'There were 785 children in Suffolk who were in the care system last year. So we need to radically reduce the time it takes for a child to move in with a permanent family who will look after them. New Government measures will mean local authorities will be obliged to consider placing children with carers who have the potential to become their adoptive parents. This should see more children in Suffolk going to a permanent family homes more quickly."