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National Adoption Strategy for Children and their Families (2019 – 2022)


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From: Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity
(Social Care Standards Authority)
Published: 26 March 2019
Running till: 3 May 2019
​Last Updated: ​6 May 2019
1.        Background

The Social Care Standards Authority (SCSA), as the designated regulator for adoption agencies, established that children going through adoption proceedings is one of its top priorities. In December 2018, SCSA launched the first Social Regulatory Standards for the Adoption of Children as well as Guidelines for accredited adoption agencies to implement these Standards. The SCSA also felt that there should be a National Strategy to consolidate and expand efforts to improve services for these children and their families. This National Strategy will ensure that these quality services are underpinned by the active participation of children including obtaining children’s opinion in an age-appropriate manner. Furthermore, it affirms the impetus for considering children as free for adoption is that these children will be loved, nurtured and helped to develop their potential by their new families when these conditions cannot be permanently attained by another form of alternative care.

2.        Consultation Questions

What is your feedback on the National Adoption Strategy for Children and their Families?
Do you have other suggestions?

4.        Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By email:​
By post:        Social Care Standards Authority
                    469, Bugeia Institute,
                    St Joseph High Road,
                    Sta Venera
By phone:   2549 4474
Submissions were received by 3 May 2019
We thank you for your input.

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