This book is a must for every adoption worker! Quick to use, comprehensive and portable, this handy pocket book draws together all current legislation and procedures relating to adoption in England. Small enough to carry round in a handbag or briefcase, it provides instant access to necessary information whenever needed. "Adoption Now" covers the law, regulations, rules and guidance relating to adoption today, covering all stages of the process and related information - in easily digested bit-sized chunks. It also includes the National Minimum Standards and a subject index. With all essential information brought together in such a compact format, the busy practitioner and professional will find this little compendium an invaluable quick reference guide and immense time saver.
Fergus Smith is the Director of Children Act Enterprises Ltd and has authored over a dozen posket-sized guides to family and criminal law. Roy Stewart is an independent child care consultant and trainer, an independent chair of adoption and fostering panels, and Associate Consultant with Children Act Enterprises. Deborah Cullen is the legal group co-ordinator for BAAF and has authored several books and articles on child care law.