The government is to pass new laws to encourage adoption in a bid to improve the chances of children in social care in England, David Cameron has said.

Writing in the Sunday Times, the PM promised “zero tolerance” of state failure around social care and a new covenant for those leaving care. Click here to read more.

New laws will encourage the permanent adoption of children, even when it overrides family ties, he added.

The government will outline the plans in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.

The speech – which will mark the official state opening of Parliament – will reveal the laws the government hopes to get approved over the coming year.

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