Council back new adoption strategy

Plan: Coun Tomlinson
Plan: Coun Tomlinson
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Lancashire County Council have become he first council in the North West – and one of only a handful in the country – to use a new kind of adoption plan.

The ground-breaking type of adoption, currently known as Concurrent Planning, which places very young children with foster carers who may go on to give them a permanent home has been running for just over a year.

And now the council are tapping into a regional campaign, which hits screens and billboards on March 10, to to dispel some of the myths surrounding adoption.

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Some babies have already found permanent homes from a very early age and their adoptive parents have had the benefit of caring for a child from the very start.”