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How the Department for Education failed children adopted from overseas

Some of society’s most vulnerable citizens have fallen victim to staggering government incompetence

By Philip Ball  

Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

Among the countless casualties of civil service paralysis as it has wrestled, and continues to wrestle, with the fallout of Brexit is any immediate prospect of a change in the racial discrimination of the current schools admissions policy. The Department for Education is responsible for a blunder that, for the past six years, has discriminated against children adopted from overseas. Worse, its current plan to remedy the…

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