Kent adoption barriers under scrutiny

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The government's childcare advisor has been at Kent County Council (KCC) to begin looking at the problem of sharply falling adoption numbers.

Martin Narey, a former head of the Prison Service, and of children's charity Barnardo's, hopes to cut red tape and "significantly increase" adoption rates in the county.

He is looking at the experiences of people such as Alison Burrows, who claims KCC said her four dogs were an obstacle to adoption.

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