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Adoption: David Cameron says 'young lives wasted' by delays

The prime minister has vowed to tackle "absurd barriers to mixed-race adoption" which he says trap many children in care.

David Cameron said speed - not ethnicity - should be the key factor in getting children in to loving homes.

Local authorities in England are being told not to delay adoptions "in a search for the perfect ethnic match".

The BBC's Education correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti reports.