18-month-old Keegan Downer
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Adoption guidelines need 'strengthening' to save lives

One of the UK's leading experts in adoption and fostering, John Simmonds, has warned more children like 18-month-old Keegan Downer could die at the hands of their carers if existing guidelines are not strengthened.

Special guardianship orders are used as an alternative to adoption or fostering where a child can be looked after by existing family members. Sian Lloyd reports.

  • 02 Sep 2016
  • From the section England
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