Memorandum from After Adoption - Introduction

Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 21 Tachwedd 2001.

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The purpose of our evidence is to highlight certain aspects of the Bill as laid out in the following document. We have, however, decided to use the time allocated to us the Special Standing Committee to focus our evidence in two parts:

A. After Adoption welcomes the introduction of this Bill which certainly raises the awareness of the need for Adoption support services in line with the aims of our organisation.

We are delighted with the stated intention to improve Adoption Support Services for Children and Families but we would like a clearer statement that those needs could be lifelong.

There seems to be no clarity in the Bill about who is responsible for funding these services as and when needed.

B. We would be extremely concerned if the intention of the Bill was to diminish existing rights of adopted people.