The average age of children who are adopted in England and Wales is four, as they are about to begin formal education. Adopted children will often have additional needs to those living with their birth families.
These can be apparent when they enter the education system or much later, often during adolescence.
James Sandiford appears in Education Journal discussing issues adopted children can face plus the support needed when entering the education system. The article was published first on the Education Journal website.
James is an associate solicitor in the children and education law team. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel meaning he is accredited to represent children in court proceedings; and is a Resolution accredited specialist in private law children disputes and adoption.
Support for adopted children in education.pdf