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Children in need of adoption should have a better deal under a new partnership announced today between Cumbria County Council, Durham County Council and Together for Children, which delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council.Copyright: BBC
The three authorities have set up what is known as a "regional adoption agency", and the aim is to have a larger pool of potential adopters so children can be placed more quickly with a suitable family.
County councillor Anne Burns, Cumbria's cabinet member for people, said: "This is all about ensuring that children have the best chance of being matched with the right adoptive family."
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