HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 cc73-4W
Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consultations took place between his Department and the professional associations concerned with fostering of children before the leaflet, "Wanted, A Home", was circulated to children's departments and others; and whether he will arrange for the professional associations to be consulted before further supplies of this leaflet are issued.

Sir K. Joseph

The leaflet has been widely distributed for the last 10 years and successive editions have taken account of comments received from those concerned. The latest edition was prepared last year, the earlier ones being out of print, and copies were sent out in December.

I propose to consult my Advisory Council on Child Care, on which professional associations are among the organisations represented, about the preparation of a further edition which will be needed shortly and will incorporate changes required by the reorganisation of the local authority social services.