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August 2011 - BASW England Consultation Response to Ofsted Inspection of local authority and voluntary adoption agencies

This is a consultation document on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of local authority and voluntary adoption agencies. Ofsted seeks the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, adoption in order to ensure that the inspection framework takes proper account of the needs and circumstances of all interested parties. We particularly want to hear from people who have been directly involved in the adoption process: from children and young people, from adopters, and from people who have sought to become adoptive parents, with or without success. Above all, the framework must assure the quality of services for children who are placed for adoption and for prospective adopters, and support their continuing improvement so that children grow up in secure and loving families.