Labour plan scrapping of adoption targets
The link is to a story in the Sunday Telegraph about the probable scrapping of targets for adoption from 1st April 2008. That does not, however, mean that suddenly everything will be OK.
It is a step forwards, however.
From the article:The number of newborn babies removed from their parents has almost doubled from 540 in 1995 to 1,400 in 2005/6. Yet the policy has failed to reduce the number of infants murdered, which rose in the same period from 17 to 24.
Although the number of babies adopted has risen, the numbers for older children -the ones the policy was meant to help - have gone down.