Tuesday, January 3, 2012
From the BBC:
A Liberal Democrat MP is claiming up to 1,000 children a year in England are being adopted for the "wrong" reasons and should stay with their families.
John Hemming says the threshold for taking children into care is also often too low.
He is calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the secret court decisions that lead to many adoptions.
But his claims have been strongly disputed by the government's adoption adviser Martin Narey.
Both men have been giving evidence to the Commons Education Committee inquiry into child protection.
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