David Cameron has recently announced an overhaul of the care system which looks to address both adoption laws and social services.

The preference of local authorities to place children with distant family members rather than into adoptive families has had a significant impact on adoption rates, with many more waiting to adopt and fewer children available. This has also had a knock on effect on the number of children then coming back into foster care later in their life meaning that there is currently a huge demand for foster carers in the UK.

Anything the government can do to address this imbalance and to help those children that have been through the care system to attain work and stable lives can only be a positive move.