Section of the Stepfamily Scotland website explaining the legal position concerning stepparent adoption and pointing out some of the advantages and disadvantages of adoption as well as alternatives to adoption.
Episode 3 of this series in which Mariella Frostrup and guests, Christine Tufnell, Penny Mansfield, Nick Woodall and Elly Farmer, explore step-parenting and 'blended families' from the point of view of parents, children and society.
Child wellbeing and child poverty:where the UK stands in the European table, is a briefing paper of research by a York University team for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) published in April 2009. This league table of young people's wellbeing places the United Kingdom 24th out of 29 countries measured across seven areas: health, education, housing, material resources, relationships, risk, and how young people feel about their lives. The data was mostly drawn from 2006 and does not reflect changes as a result of government programmes since that time.