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July 2012 - BASW England Consultation Response to House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry on Adoption Legislation

BASW welcomes the opportunity to be able to respond to this very important and timely inquiry in the context of the government’s current focus on adoption policy and practice. Our concern is that the timescale to submit evidence is incredibly short i.e. one calendar month. This has limited our reach in terms of being able to consult fully with BASW members who have an interest in this subject; whilst we have sought the views of our Children and Families Reference Group and a number of members who are specialists in adoption work, there will be a great number of members who we know would equally like to express their views on this but would need more time to respond.