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Blackpool Council launches campaign in support of National Adoption Week (19 October 2015)

Date: 19/10/2015
Duncan Lewis, Child Care Solicitors, Blackpool Council launches campaign in support of National Adoption Week

Blackpool Council is supporting National Adoption Week (October 19 – October 25), encouraging people to think differently about adoption.

The Lighting up National Adoption Week campaign will feature a series of special projections illuminating public buildings across the UK.

Celebrity photographer Mary McCartney has taken an image to accompany the question “Too Old at 4?”

The campaign debuted on Saturday (17/10/15) in London with images projected onto City Hall at Tower Bridge and in Blackpool, where the council projected the image on Blackpool Tower.

As National Adoption Week continues, more projections will take place in Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester, Bolton, Birmingham and Newcastle.

Blackpool Council is hosting a series of events designed to raise awareness of the need for adopters in and appeal for “forever families” in the Northwest, particularly those in the harder to place categories.

A dedicated information event for prospective adopters will take place on Thursday, 22 October at The Hilton Hotel in Blackpool from 3pm-7pm, where anyone interested in adopting a child can have an informal discussion with an adoption adviser.

In aid of National Adoption Week, the council has arranged for several adopters to be on hand to answer any questions – and talk about their own experiences in adopting children.

Blackpool Council is also running a live Twitter Q&A session on Friday 23 October, from 1pm – 2.30pm (@BpoolCouncil).

Blackpool Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Children’s Services, Councillor John Jones, said:

“National Adoption Week 2015 highlights the plight of these vulnerable children and to help them find forever families.

“We would love to hear from those who are interested in adopting a child –
and particularly those who would like to find out more about children in the harder to place category.

“Sadly, the children who find themselves in this category typically wait a much longer time to find their forever families.

“This includes sibling groups, children aged four and above, those with complex or additional needs – and children from black and ethnic minority families.

“Our priority is to successfully match our children with the right families – and we currently have no waiting list,” Cllr Jones added.

Duncan Lewis Adoption Solicitors

Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of family and child care lawyers with acknowledged expertise in helping parents through the adoption process – including adoptions in the UK and international adoption.

Duncan Lewis has extensive contacts with local authorities children’s services – and advises on care proceedings and children taken into care, as well as Court of Protection cases.

Our lawyers regularly advise married couples, single people and same sex couples on adoption and family and child care law.

For expert legal advice on adoption and international adoption, call Duncan Lewis adoption solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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