The Government has pledged an extra £50 million to help improve adoption services, the children's minister has announced.
Our new adoption leadership board will play an important role ensuring local authorities and adoption agencies stay on track and recruit more adopters - and a further £50 million for councils in 2014 will help them put the building blocks in place to implement our reforms.
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