Saturday, 28 April 2018

Adoption & Fostering Podcast - Episode 40 an interview with Andrew Christie the Head of the ASGLB

On this week's podcast we speak to Andrew Christie the Head of the Adoption & Special Guardianship Leadership Board. We'd asked for questions through Twitter and the Facebook page and received a wide range of issues that we put to Andrew.

We discussed the name change to include Special Guardianship, the Adoption Support Fund as well as the level of influence that the Board has over local authorities in relation to their adoption services and the support that they provide to special guardians. Adopter favourite education was raised as well as transracial adoption, the 2020 vision, workforce development and the views of the new minister Nadim Zahawi.
Being honest it was no Paxmanesque grilling, that's not our style,  but we did ask the questions and Andrew was open in his answers. There was so much more that we barely had time to cover but it was a worthwhile conversation. 
As always we sandwich it with a little light banter. 

Andrew was very open and keen to hear the experiences and views of adopters and special guardians and gave a contact email address that can be linked to here.

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