This section includes information on how we are simplifying the adoption system to encourage more people to adopt and make sure children are placed swiftly with a family. It also contains statutory guidance for local authorities and adoption agencies, along with detail on the intercountry adoption process.
How the government is reducing the time it takes to adopt and improving the quality of care for all looked-after children.
Article on GOV.UK 27 February 2014
Information on recent legislation changes affecting intercountry adoption.
Multi-page article 10 January 2014
The department's updated statutory adoption guidance.
General article 10 January 2014
How adoption agencies should handle applications from people wishing to adopt a child from another country.
Multi-page article 07 January 2014