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Appeal for adoptive families for children who wait longer to find a forever home

Parents who have adopted sets of siblings and children with disabilities have urged others to come forward and change the lives of youngsters who wait longer to find a forever family. With National Adoption Week in full swing, two families told of the rewards that adopting their children has brought them. Sarah*, a single mum-of-one, … Continue reading

Surrey leader writes for MJ about growing up in care

As foster care fortnight headed towards its second week, the MJ published an article by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge about his experiences of growing up in care. Story that appeared in the MJ: With my background, looking after vulnerable children has personal importance for me. I was brought up in an orphanage in the … Continue reading

Government watchdog says Surrey’s children’s services are performing well

Context: Ofsted has this week said Surrey’s children’s services are “performing well” in an assessment of the department. In its annual report on the council’s performance, the watchdog said: Almost all the children’s services the council provides are “good or outstanding” Most primary schools are “good or outstanding” Most secondary schools are “good or outstanding” … Continue reading

Surrey calls for more people to come forward to adopt

Surrey County Council is looking for 21 families to adopt children who are currently waiting for a home. The council is particularly keen to hear from people who could offer a home for older children, sibling groups or children with specific health issues. The call is being made to coincide with National Adoption Week, which … Continue reading

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