15th July, 2022 – JCHR Report published

Following the Parliamentary Inquiry, The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published their report: The Violation of Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949–1976 – Report Summary Report by the House of Lords and House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. Author: Joint Committee on Human Rights Related inquiry: The right to family life: adoption of … Continue reading 15th July, 2022 – JCHR Report published

Evidence Session – 25th May 2022

The final evidence session of the JCHR took place on 25th May, and was well attended by many of those whose lives have been deeply affected by these issues. Witnesses included Nadhim Zahawi, MP, who is Secretary for State, Department of Education;, Sarah Jennings, Deputy Director of Adoption, Family Justice and Care leavers, Department of Education.The session was broadcast and can be watched online via … Continue reading Evidence Session – 25th May 2022

Adoption Roundtable – 27th April 2022

The next Adoption Roundtable Event with the Joint Committee on Human Rights takes place on 27th April, 2022. Those who registered and have been invited to attend will by now have received a formal notification and details of the event. We have compiled a list of Recommendations for the JCHR. These are available in PDF format – please click here to download a copy. Continue reading Adoption Roundtable – 27th April 2022

Adoption Roundtable Event held in April 2022

The Joint Committee on Human Rights held an event to hear from mothers whose babies were taken away for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s, from the people who were adopted and from others with experience of adoption then, such as adoptive parents and social workers. The Committee asked those with relevant lived experience to get in touch if they would like to … Continue reading Adoption Roundtable Event held in April 2022

Parliamentary Inquiry – second session held on 16th March 2022

The second session of the Parliamentary Inquiry took place on Wednesday 16th March 2022.  Two Mothers and one adult Adoptee were selected to give evidence to the Committee. Only a few others could attend as space was limited.The session was broadcast live and is available as a recording – see the link below:https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/432108ac-2a58-4d08-89af-5d93698b74a0 Continue reading Parliamentary Inquiry – second session held on 16th March 2022