Call for Evidence - Adoption and Children Bill

Closed 8 Oct 2021

Opened 3 Aug 2021


The NI Assembly Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Adoption and Children Bill.

The closing date for written submissions is 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:

Read the Draft Bill

Read the Explanatory and Financial Memorandum