Adoption and Permanence APPG

First Registered: 27/03/2019 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To amplify the voices and experiences of children and families engaged in adoption and other forms of permanence to inform parliamentarians and promote the development and implementation of effective policy and practice. To provide an opportunity for the ambitious exploration of innovative solutions to enable adoptive children and families to thrive.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Adoption and Permanence

1. All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence: Report on Adoption Support Fund
05/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence: Report on Adoption Support Fund Debate on 12 September

2. letter
16/01/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Directors of Children™s Services Adoption as a permanence option I want to start by thanking

3. Children looked after return 2021 to 2022: technical specifications
02/12/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: placed for adoption 32 3.21 Previous permanence 32 3.22 Local authority of previous permanence 33 3.23

4. Children looked after return 2022 to 2023: technical specifications
07/10/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: placed for adoption 32 3.21 Previous permanence 32 3.22 Local authority of previous permanence 33 3.23

5. advice for councils
26/07/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: this issue to the fore. The law is clear that adoption agencies must have regard to the child™s characteristics

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Recent Speeches related to Adoption and Permanence

1. Adoption Support Fund
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence’s Report Investing in families: the Adoption Support Fund beyond - Speech Link
2: Group on Adoption and Permanence, whose report we are discussing this afternoon.The adoption support - Speech Link
3: the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence for its persistence in supporting families - Speech Link

2. Adoption Provision
07/09/2021 - Written Statements

1: within loving foster families. For some children, adoption is the best alternative.We cannot overestimate - Speech Link

3. Foster Care
14/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: effectively a foster-carer for the period until the adoption goes through, with all the same rights, responsibilities - Speech Link
2: need of fostering or adoption. The Government had to change the law on adoption because of the prejudice - Speech Link
3: Central has said, there has been a lot of focus on adoption in recent years. I do not criticise the Government - Speech Link

4. Children and Social Work Bill [HL]
18/10/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: promote their educational achievement. Unlike adoption, where only the adoptive parents have parental - Speech Link
2: England to only 3,000 in 2011. But the new focus on adoption of the previous Government and of the current - Speech Link
3: before starting new lives through, for example, adoption. Making a commitment to continue to help them - Speech Link

5. Education and Adoption Bill (Fourth sitting)
02/07/2015 - Public Bill Committees

1: voluntary organisation acting as an adoption society as defined by the Adoption Act 1976.”This amendment - Speech Link
2: criteria against which the body or bodies taking on adoption functions have been selected, and would ensure - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Adoption and Permanence
1. Adoption
asked by: Nadia Whittome
12/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) funding and (b) other support for the adoption of survivors of child sexual abuse.

2. Adoption
asked by: Tim Loughton
20/11/2020
... how many adoptions have (a) been completed and (b) broken down in each year since 2010.

3. Adoption
asked by: Tim Loughton
20/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the barriers to increasing the number of adoptions.

4. Adoption
asked by: Alex Davies-Jones
08/03/2021
... whether he has met with any victims of the historic practice of forced adoption in the UK since that date; and if he will make a statement.

5. Adoption
asked by: Alex Davies-Jones
08/03/2021
... whether he has met with any victims of the historic practice of forced adoption in the UK since that date; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Russell of Liverpool Portrait
Lord Russell of Liverpool
Officer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 27th March 2019
Edward Timpson Portrait
Edward Timpson
Officer
Conservative - Eddisbury
Joined: 6th October 2021
1 APPG Membership
Football Club
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rachael Maskell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4525.

Email: rachael.maskell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Natalie Mills, Home for Good, Corbett and Keeling, 8 Angel Court, London EC2R 7BH. Tel: 07445 522 811

Email: info@appgap.org.uk

Secretariat:

Home for Good and Adoption UK jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.homeforgood.org.uk/ and https://www.adoptionuk.org/

Group's Website:

https://appgap.info/

Benefits in Kind
Date
30 Jun 2021
Source
Home for Good
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 30/06/2021 To : 29/06/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
30 Jun 2021
Source
Adoption UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 30/06/2021 To : 29/06/2022   Cost Met : `
Value
£4,501
Date
30 Jun 2020
Source
Home for Good
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 30/06/2020 To : 29/06/2021
Value
£4,501
Date
30 Jun 2020
Source
Adoption UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 30/06/2020 To : 29/06/2021   Cost Met : `
Value
£4,501
Date
11 Feb 2019
Source
Home for Good
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2019 To : 10/02/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
11 Feb 2019
Source
Adoption UK
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2019 To : 10/02/2020   Cost Met : `
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Adoption and Permanence APPG