William Eichler 27 June 2017

Sikh couple wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt white child, agency says

Sikh couple wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt white child, agency says image

A Sikh couple have begun legal action against an adoption agency after allegedly being told they were the wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt a white child.

British-born Sandeep and Reena Mander claim that Adopt Berkshire told them not to apply to become adoptive parents because white British or European applicants would be given preference.

A spokesman for Adopt Berkshire, a combined adoption service jointly run by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and their unitary partners, said: ‘We do not comment on ongoing court cases.’

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Supporting young victims of domestic abuse

Steph Waddell says it’s time for a serious long-term commitment from government to improve understanding of what works in supporting children affected by domestic abuse.
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