PM calls for councils to follow Islington’s lead on adoption
The Prime Minister turned up at Archway Children’s Centre this week to launch a national adoption push.
David Cameron arrived at the centre in Vorley Road on Monday, where he appealed to councils to speed up the adoption process after the average wait was revealed as two years and seven months.
But the PM endorsed Islington’s good record with his visit to the borough, where 76 per cent of children are adopted within the 12-month target.
Eleanor Schooling, director of children’s services said: “Our priority is for each child to have a family for life and offer a safe, loving and stable home to children who, for whatever reason, cannot stay with their birth parents.
“The Prime Minister was particularly interested in how we place children with foster parents who will eventually go on to be the adoptive parents.”
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Islington Council is calling for more would-be adopters to come forward. For more details call 0800 073 3344.
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