Adoption and Children Bill - Committee Stage
Call for Evidence
The NI Assembly Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Adoption and Children Bill.
The closing date for written submissionsis Friday, 8 October 2021.
In a statement to the Assembly on 7 July, the Minister of Health announced his intention to introduce the Adoption and Children Bill into the Assembly in September 2021. The purpose of the Bill is to update and enhance the legal framework for adoption in Northern Ireland.
Further information on the Bill can be found below:
How to submit your views
It is important that your submission is structured to address the specific clauses and schedules of the Bill. If appropriate, it should include any amendments you wish to propose to the text of the Bill.
Written submissions should be sent electronically in Word format (not PDF) to:
If you cannot submit electronically you may send in a hard copy written submission to:
The Health Committee Clerk,
Room 419, Parliament Buildings,
Organisations or individuals responding to this call for views should note that their written submission (either in whole or part) may be published on the Committee webpage and may be quoted in the Committee’s report or referred to in Committee meetings (which are public and are broadcast).
The Committee recognises that in some circumstances people may prefer for their evidence to be treated as confidential, or published anonymously. If you wish to do this, please make this clear when submitting your evidence.
Before sending us your views please read the Northern Ireland Assembly Privacy Notice. This tells you how we process your personal data.
If you have any queries or require any further information about the call for evidence or the Committee Stage of the Health and Social Care Bill, please contact the Health Committee Clerk by email at Committee.health_AdoptionBill@niassembly.gov.uk or by phone at 028 9052 1787.