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National Standards for the Child Adoption Process


From: Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity (Department for Social Welfare Standards)
​Published: ​27 September 2017
Running till: 3 November 2017
​Last Updated: ​6 November 2017
1.        Background
Children or persons who have been adopted, children whose adoption is under consideration, members of their biological family and adoptive parents or prospective adoptive parents should be aware that they are entitled to receive all the necessary support in order to make wise decisions that reflect the children’s best interests. The Department for Social Wlefare Standards is responsible for the development of the Social Services Standards and the registration and inspection of these services. The Draft National Standards for the Child Adoption Process has been drawn up in order to ensure that services provided in this field reach a minimum level of quality.
2.        Consultation Questions
Consultation questions available online.
3.        Documents
Download Booklet - EN - MT
4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By post: Department for Social Welfare Standards, Bugeia Institute, St Joseph High Road, St Venera.
We thank you for your input.
Deadline of Submissions: 3 November 2017


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